Rene A. Peña
Grulla Middle School
Welcome back LEADERS to Grulla Middle School! What an exhilarating time to begin the year. Grulla Middle School will continue to build on leadership skills and preparation for the amazing things that will continue happening during this 2018-2019 school year. We will continue to lead our brilliant students with dedication and passion and move forward from being great to BEST! This year’s District theme is “BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS”.
I challenge you, Crane Community, to continue to surpass your goals and persist on an expedition of greatness. The journey we embarked on this past year was surely exciting and had some sharp curves, steep hills, and straight but narrow paths but we surely did not turn back. I expect this year to be just as challenging but with LEADERS like you, I know our future is BRIGHT! Remember that it all starts with a dream, don’t lose sight of that dream, and begin constructing it with a passion until we reach our destiny.
Grulla Middle School will continue to maintain its reputation of having the best working environment with skilled educators. You are our leaders and always remember that you have made a difference in the lives of your past, present, and future students. Keep in mind that even the smallest gesture you initiate to welcome our students tells them that you have a vested interest in their life, what an impact that has on them. Throughout the coming school year, you have the opportunity to model and coach instruction, confidence, and hope for our students. Remind yourself constantly that you are destined to do great things at Grulla Middle School, and that the only one that can stop you from taking our students from Good to GREAT is yourself. I ask that you first and foremost believe in yourself and believe in your students. I have seen the abilities you possess and you are the glue that holds our Crane Community together.
Lastly, in order to achieve our growing leadership skills, I ask you to continue to keep focus, keep strong, be confident, humble, diligent, and courageous as you have been while moving forward as a TEAM. You will see that AMAZING opportunities will allow you to become the LEADER that you were destined to be. Leadership is not learned overnight, it will take hard work, dedication, and the reminder that you must never give up on your children or yourself.
In closing, I would like you to know that I am here to SUPPORT you and greatly appreciate the hard work that you have demonstrated over the last year, it does not go unnoticed. I would like for you to continue to SHINE forward during the 2018-2019 school year and always remember... IT’S GREAT TO BE A GRULLA CRANE!
Rene A. Peña
Grulla Middle School Principal