Principal’s Letter

Dear Paso Verde School Pumas,

Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year.  I cannot possibly thank everyone adequately for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, researching, organizing, donating and doing all that is necessary to support PVS scholars—both at home and at school.  Special thanks to our PTA who goes above and beyond the call of duty to add to our faculty and scholars’ school experience, making learning richer and providing events that build community.

Our experiences this year could not occur without the endless energy, boundless skills, and bottomless devotion of the Paso Verde Faculty.  Thank you and well done to the most incredible group of practitioners I have ever had the privilege to work alongside.

To our families, you are second to none. You show up, you support, you honor us with your trust. You are such an incredible community we had to develop our own hashtag: #PUMAPROUD!

A final word to PVS Scholars, thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year.  I am so very honored to be your principal; you make me proud to be a PVS Puma.  You keep me balanced, inspire me to be a risk-taker, and to work to be a better communicator.  I am grateful for your curiosity, for how you work to be principled, for your astute insights, open-mindedness, and amazing talents.

Next year is an important year for our PVS Community, we begin to build our middle school, earn authorization to be an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme World School, and construct our new campus! We have so much to be grateful for at Paso Verde School. Please stay in touch through our website and Paso Verde Parents Facebook for updates and announcements.

Pumas, have a safe and happy summer break. I cannot wait to see you in August!

Until next school year, here’s wishing you much love, plenty of laughter, and continued joyfulness for learning.


Tonja Jarrell

Updated May 2019