Hello! My name is Patrick Minor and I am honored to be principal at Willamette Primary School.
I am incredibly excited to be joining such a caring and supportive community. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity of working with and learning from innovative and brilliant teachers, administrators, parents, and children. I am fortunate to bring these experiences with me as I join Willamette Primary. I look forward to getting to know and to begin learning with all of you.
The strength of Willamette Primary lies in the strong culture of our school. We are a welcoming community, with strong partnerships built on trust and care with our families. Our amazing staff holds a strong ethic of collaboration and an tremendous instructional expertise. This culture of excellence is built on a willingness of all community members to be continual learners, asking questions of each other and ourselves, so that we are able to build upon our strengths and successes.
...respecting the uniqueness of childhood and together celebrating wonder and the journey of learning.
...valuing high performance standards and honoring the ethic of quality craftsmanship through which each learner develops a personal signature.
...empowering learners through the development of many forms of literacy.
...valuing meaningful investigation and thoughtful reflection.
...acting responsibly, acknowledging that our actions and interactions impact the quality of our lives and the lives of others.
...fostering a dynamic relationship within and beyond the community of Willamette.
...encouraging healthy lifestyles with a balance of physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.
...embracing the diversity of individuals, ideas and cultures, each of which contributes to the richness of our global community.