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Mr. Isaac and his wife, Jennifer

You can contact him at gregory.isaac@jeffco.k12.co.us 

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 June 2019:

In August we started the year by giving our teachers small sprigs of bamboo. We challenged them to stay rooted as they sprouted new leaves and reached higher. Bamboo is known for its prolific growth, and our students seem to be growing like bamboo as well!

 

As we reflect on 2018-19, we celebrate our roots and growth for the year. We enjoyed recognition from CDE in earning the John Irwin School of Excellence Award.  With the help of a wonderful volunteer and committed Librarian, we launched a “STEAM lab” for students to engage in design thinking. We enjoyed our new shade structure during our fall Raccoon Run celebration. Our students made gains academically and teachers dug deep into new practices. Our 5th grade students “rocked” with powerful connections at the VA Hospital, Bear Creek Center, and with the publication of The Red Rocks Views student features, (Check out the articles and photos here).  Our volunteers once again proved to be amazing!  We couldn’t possibly list all the volunteer parents, teachers, and community members who added clubs and events for our kids.

 

As we look ahead to 2019-20: We are excited about the gains our students are showing in math as well as a host of critical skills, and our teachers are committed to launching new grade level teams with vigor in the fall. Speaking of teams, we welcome Owen Constranstitch to join our support team as a Social Emotional Learning Specialist to partner with teachers and add to our mental health staff. “Mr. C” comes to us as a part of the Mill Levy Override funding passed by voters last fall. For the past 3 years he supported Bear Creek area schools in this role.

 

In closing, we are saying goodbye to a fantastic group of 5th grade families, while welcoming a new batch of kindergarten families (many of whom already attended our May carnival). Red Rocks enjoyed another great year, where the true joy of childhood could be seen daily. I count it a privilege to serve as your principal, and for the last time this school year, we’ll say: “Go Raccoons!”   --Mr. I