Hello Cotton Boll Community

Posted by Cathy Wallace on 7/16/2018 6:00:00 AM

Hello Cotton Boll Community,

I am very excited to be named your principal and look forward to many years of a vibrant and productive relationship. There is a lot of apprehension with a new principal, especially when the previous one was loved and appreciated as Dave Snyder. I have had the opportunity to meet with the staff on two occasions and now officially took the reigns on July 2nd. I have been working with and getting to know Mike Miranda, Kris Lapinski and Shannon Griffus and can’t wait for other staff to begin returning from vacation and trickling in to set up rooms. Speaking of setting up rooms, the painting is finishing up the week of July 16th, allowing teachers to come in on the 23rd and 24th to begin basic room setup. Then we will ask teachers to again vacate as ABM will be on campus the 25th – 31st to detail and deep clean.

Cotton Boll Staff

August 1st is an optional day with compensation IF you report to work, please report to Carmen or myself that day to verify your attendance, I am not sure what process the DAC has in place at this time. If it is more than a check in with Carmen and me then I will let you know. Kris and I both will be sending a more detailed welcome letter through email.


The beginning of school is always an exciting time for a community and this year is no different. Please seek me out to shake my hand and have patience as I work hard to remember everyone’s names and relationship to the Cotton Boll campus.  I have four main goals as your principal. The first is and always will be Instructional Leadership, after all, that is why we send our children to school to learn Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Personal leadership and Community. My second goal is the safety of all students, staff and visiting community to the Cotton Boll campus. You will notice the beautiful fence erected around the grounds as a controlled access and exit from the campus. This will bring new paths of movement and access to classrooms and students. We ask for patience and input as the Leadership Team develops safe and efficient plans for entry and exit from the campus. My third goal is keeping our campus beautiful. Mike Miranda does a tremendous job managing the facilities, we appreciate your eyes on the campus to monitor activities on the weekends and report anything that looks suspicious. And my fourth goal is to serve you and your children, our students. Please consider joining our Site Council and our PTSO to add your voice and hands to insure the continuance of the great things here at Cotton Boll.

Cathy Wallace