It has been exactly three months since I began serving as principal at SMSA. What an amazing (and amazingly quick) three months! During this time, the Ledger Way has become my way. SMSA has become my school. Your teenagers have become my children, and that has been the greatest gift of all. We have great kids at the Springs! I have repeated that proudly and confidently to anyone who asks. Of course, our kids are not perfect…but they are perfectly real, hospitable, funny, curious, and vulnerable. They have accepted me with goodwill and openness and I would not trade them for any student body on the planet!
I have found our Ledgers to be committed to their studies, to growing in faith, and to development as athletes, teammates, mentors, tutors, musicians, singers, leaders and friends. It is simply amazing how busy our students are, and how much spirit and joy they bring to each SMSA activity. I am so very grateful to serve as principal for such consistently committed and interesting students. Together with parents and the talented SMSA faculty and staff, our students will continue to advance the faith, intellectual curiosity, imagination and dignity that defines our life together as a Catholic school community. Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!