Principal Staci Wiese
A Note From Principal Wiese
Dear Roadrunner families,
Part of the Cave Creek Unified School District's mission is to Inspire Excellence. Two little words that pack a big punch. According to Merriam-Webster, inspire is a verb that means to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence. This is a noble mission, and one that I hope we live every day.
Although I hope that our school staff is inspiring our students to strive for excellence every day, I'd like to share a few ways that our students inspire excellence in me:
1. Our students have shown tremendous resilience with changes in schooling - from the emergency closures last spring, to school starting with distance learning in August, to our transition to in-person learning in September.
2. Our students show compassion and empathy toward each other when a classmate misses school for an extended absence and build each other up when they may miss a concept in class.
3. Our students find creative solutions to problems almost every day. This year, we were able to add a STEM lab to our specials rotations and students practice solving real-world problems as engineers and thinkers.
Our mission is to inspire excellence. If the resilience, compassion, empathy, and creativity that our students show every day is any indication of what the future holds, then they will be inspiring excellence long after they leave Desert Willow and CCUSD. My hope is that they will continue to inspire excellence throughout their lives.
Staci Wiese, Principal