A BID ADIEU
Dearest North Phoenix Prep Families,
I am composing this message to bid you all a bittersweet farewell. I will be concluding my time with North Phoenix Prep over the next few weeks and then begin a new season of service as the Office Manager of Anthem Preparatory. Our family moved to the Anthem area in late 2019, and while at the time, I did not give any consideration to a change of employment, the opportunity arose and I felt it would be in the best interest of my family to work closer to home. Please know this decision was not made easily, and I will always consider myself a Gladiator first.
I was truly blessed to have spent the past three years with the gracious and supportive community of North Phoenix Preparatory. Every day brought different experiences, challenges, and rewards; In fact, what consistently impressed me about North Phoenix Prep is the strength of our community to adjust to the winds of change, and to stand and work together for the greater good of our wonderful school.
I want to thank so many of you for the memories I will carry with me, and I regret that for most I will not be able to do so personally. Here are a few key memories I want to highlight.
I will remember that one person who emailed me often during the early months of my working at North Phoenix Prep. This person was invaluable to me in understanding the culture and traditions of our school. I want you to know how thankful I was for your input and insight. Thank you.
I will remember working together with many of you; teachers, students, and parents to create important events. Whether it was a monotonous testing day, a pancake breakfast, a new family orientation, a curriculum night, or a middle school social. It got done, it was collaborative and (mostly) fun, and sometimes downright glorious, and so worth it. Thank you.
I will remember you, those of you who jumped in and helped with the minutia of tasks that needed to be done. Helping without being asked; just showing up. True to the North Phoenix spirit. Thank you.
Last, I will remember the students. You have inspired me in many ways. Some of you have taken incredible steps towards growth and maturity, often in the face of insurmountable challenges. You are amazing. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and you can achieve anything you set out to do. Others of you have banded together to start new clubs, fund-raise for those in need, and write an excellent newspaper. Your efforts are seen and above all show how you understand the value of a cooperative effort that will remain past your time at North Phoenix Prep. Living on for the betterment of the school and students to come.
So finally, thank you, students. Oh, how I care for you all. Thank you for every “Hello Ms. DeSilva” I heard in the halls. Thank you for the office visits, the little chats, the giggles, and the smiles. What a treasure you have been to me.
With kindest regards,