Principal Paul Abbott

  • Principal Paul abbott I hope that this school year brings you joy, happiness, good health and a profound sense of hope. I feel so blessed to come to Coyote Ridge each day and to spend time in this amazing school community! I am consistently awed by their many unique gifts and talents, boundless energy and capacity to find some new learning.  Thank you for sharing your children with us!

     OUR STUDENTS:  At Coyote Ridge we are indeed blessed with the most amazing kids!  Their energy, spirit and inquisitive minds make me smile every day. I am captivated by their desire to learn and appreciate their willingness to try new things and to work hard even when faced with a challenge. They envision a great future for themselves and harbor a sense of hope. I am humbled by their willingness to care for each other. They go out of their way to help their classmates and the adults in our building. They exemplify the pillars of character, and I know the world will be in good hands when they grow up. Many times our visitors and guest teachers leave and share compliments about the wonderful students at Coyote Ridge!  The secret is out!

    OUR STAFF:  I am so thankful for the dedicated adults who work at Coyote Ridge.  Each day they come to work and invest much time and energy into helping our Coyote Ridge Coyotes succeed.  Our teachers freely put in long hours and give their all to help every child. They work together, support our students and each other, and hold a belief that all our students can learn and learn well.   I love seeing their passion and commitment. Our support staff including our custodians, office and cafeteria and playground supervisors, our educational assistants and our food service workers goes out of their way to make our school an awesome place to live and work and learn! 

    OUR VOLUNTEERS: Our volunteers are invaluable!  I am consistently amazed by the many hands offered each day to help our staff, students and school. I appreciate the hours of time given. Coyote Ridge is absolutely a better place because of the service our volunteers offer. I know we don’t recognize you enough so, a huge thanks to all our volunteers.

    OUR BOOSTER CLUB:  We have such a fantastic Booster Club!  They provide us with fun family activities and make sure that we have resources to enrich our classrooms and activities.  The hours they put in allow us to have safety equipment, team uniforms, support for our teachers, field trips and much more! Our school is a better place because of our Booster Club; they have made and continue to make a difference in the lives of our children. 

    OUR FAMILIES:  Thank you all for your help, support, participation and trust. We love seeing you in our hallways, dropping off and picking up your students, and attending school events. We thank you for your partnership as we work together to educate our valuable learners. We know that you are your child’s first teacher; you do great work! 

    OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT: Glendale Elementary School District is extraordinary! The support offered for our individual schools and students is awesome!  Each day, a myriad of wheels are set in motion to ensure our students are safely transported, that they receive nutritious meals, that our buildings and beautiful grounds are maintained, and that students receive a top-notch education that includes music, art, physical education, technical skills and preparation for a successful career. The support of our district is key in making Coyote Ridge a great school. What a great place to live and work!  There is certainly evidence that we are living out our Coyote Ridge Mission:  We ensure a safe learning community where all students continuously and measurably increase their academic and citizenship skills to successfully prepare for higher education and life’s opportunities.

    I love our school! Thank you for all you do to support our school and our children.  

    Paul Abbott,