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Principal

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our families! It is a true pleasure to be serving as the Principal at Veterans Elementary School. This will mark the beginning of my twelfth year at the Norris School District serving as a teacher, Dean, and district administrator. I am humbled and honored to continue to be a part of this extraordinary learning community.
 
In the words of Dalai Lama, "When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts”. As principal, my goal is to instill a purpose-driven passion for learning that encourages students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and independent, inspired students who display kindness in their words as well as their actions. 
 
Our dedicated staffs are enthusiastic about providing the utmost care and instruction for your children. We strive to focus on each and every child, monitor and mentor them, appreciate their accomplishments and encourage them to overcome obstacles. I hope you are able to partner with our teachers, office, and support staff to enhance your child's education and time with us. Our goal is simple; to provide students every opportunity to realize their abilities and achieve their potentials in a safe and compassionate environment. I attribute student achievement not to a single person, but rather a community of support that maps the road to one’s educational success.
 
I am firmly committed to be a part of your student’s journey here at Veterans Elementary School. My door is always open to you. I look forward to welcoming you to our school and working together in the coming year. Please check back often as we will continue to add important information to the district website.
 
Sincerely,
Paula Mara