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Mr. Isaac and his wife, Jennifer

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Principal Isaac has served as an administrator and teacher for over 20 years. He has served as a principal and assistant principal in Douglas County, Denver, and Jeffco and was a teacher for 4th, 5th and 6th grade classrooms in Colorado and England. He enjoys hiking in both winter and summer, gardening, and occasionally running a school cartoon club. Mr. Isaac writes a monthly column for our family newsletter, and the latest edition appears below. 

For new families: check out our "Family Resources" menu for the Afternoon Pick-Up procedures/Parking Lot Map

"Family Homework" Red Rocks Staff are committed to bringing "growth mindset" work to our kids. See Parts 1 and 2

Part 1: Embrace the "Power of Yet" with your kids. This 10 minute video can change your child's life for the better: Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing You Can Improve

Part 2: Praise your Kids the right way. An excellent resource: Science Says Praise Them Like This (Most Parents do the Opposite)

Red Rocks Reflections, January 2019:

The Science of Happiness

Dear Red Rocks Community:

2019 promises to be a fantastic year for Red Rocks. We have much to celebrate. And yet, as American humorist Will Rogers said, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” I can assure you we aren’t just “sitting there!”

Teachers are committed to challenging students at their personal level of ability. Our staff created new team processes this year to dig deep into lesson designs and to ensure students are chewing on rich problems that will prepare them for our ever-changing world.

We continue to study the best way to serve student creativity and critical thinking. This spring we are looking at our Genius Hour systems to propose improvements for the 2019-20 school year.

Yes, our team is dedicated to improvement. How do they do it? One key ingredient is that our team is truly “happy.” There is a joy at this school that is bigger than any one person. Take a  moment to watch this Ted Talk on the science of happiness -you’ll be glad you did!

Thanks for joining with us-it is a great time to be “United for Children.” On behalf of all of our staff, we wish you the very best at this holiday season.   --Mr. Isaac