Principal's Message

Jennifer L. Malouff, Ph.D.
 
 

July 2014

Dear Saddle Ranch Community,

Happy day! I am Dr. Jennifer Malouff, your new principal at Saddle Ranch Elementary. Excitement is an understatement. The feeling of being able to work along side phenomenal teachers, students and parents of Saddle Ranch is beyond words. I am proud to be a part of its tradition of excellence. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and communicate my experience in education.

I grew up in Ithaca, New York and graduated from Spencer-Van Etten Jr./Sr. High School. I always had a passion for all things sports and fitness; this coupled with having a huge heart for kids set my path as I entered college. I attended Bridgewater State College and SUNY College at Brockport, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education/Teacher certification with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education. I immediately continued my education in hopes to expand and refine my craft in education. I attended Oregon State University and graduated with a Masters degree in Movement Studies in Disabilities with a minor in Education. I landed in Colorado soon thereafter, and began my career in education. I enjoy life with my husband, Adam, eight-year-old son, Noah and one-year-old French Bulldog, Chewy. We have called Parker home for 5 years.  I find joy in spending time with my family, hanging with friends, shopping and reading.

 

While in Colorado, I have been able to establish a strong background in instruction and leadership. My initial 12 years in education were spent as a K-6th and 6th-8th grade Physical Education/Health and Rhythm & Movement teacher in both Adams 50 School District and Douglas County. This time in my career reinforced my enthusiasm for building relationships with students and facilitating their passion for discovery and exploration. During my teaching career, I was given many opportunities to become an instructional leader and staff developer. These opportunities paved my path to becoming an educational administrator. I earned my K-12 principal license and Doctorate degree from the University of Denver. I obtained my first administrative position as administrative intern with Cougar Run Elementary School in Douglas County School District. I spent three years in this capacity for Cougar Run and Heritage Elementary Schools. This past year I was proud to be the assistant principal at Prairie Crossing Elementary in Parker. I am so thankful for my experiences and I am blessed to have been able to learn from great teachers, administrators and mentors.

I am honored for the opportunity to serve the students, staff and parents of Saddle Ranch Elementary. During the initial school interview, I felt the positive energy and knew it would be a perfect fit. I sensed a very strong instructional tradition at Saddle Ranch, which I plan on continuing while bringing a new energy to the learning environment. I will continue to motivate and support our teachers to be on the leading edge of world-class instruction. I understand that I will be responsible for every parent’s prized possession, and take pride in providing a safe and nurturing academic environment for your children.  Noah and I are extremely excited to make SRE our new home. I cannot wait to personally meet and get to know everyone in the Saddle Ranch community.

Thank you for choosing and supporting your neighborhood school.  Enjoy the rest of your summer break and I will see you all very soon!

Go Mustangs!

Dr. Jennifer Malouff