| Shellye Horowitz
Winship Middle School Principal
Dear Winship Families,
It is a pleasure to be joining you as the new Winship principal. I began my educational career over 20 years ago as an intern at Winship while I was a graduate student at HSU. I have had opportunities that have taken me to many places. I worked as a school counselor for the Rohnerville School District, Coeur d’Alene School District and the American International School in Israel. I have worked as a principal at the Jerusalem American International School and for Spokane Public Schools. While my family enjoyed our travels, I always wanted to return to Humboldt and I desired to raise my children where Redwood trees meet the Pacific Ocean. It is a privilege for me to be back on the Winship campus to serve as principal of this dynamic educational community.
The “Winship Way” encourages our students to actively engage in their education: “Explore, Discover and Succeed.” This happens when students understand that school is not an obligation, but an opportunity to be embraced that will open doors for them currently and in the future.
The Winship school community is committed to providing excellence in education. The staff at Winship is dedicated to preparing our students to be successful learners – in middle school, high school, education post-high school, and throughout their lives. Our staff has high expectations for student behavior and achievement. It is important that the learning environment is free of disruption. When students step on our campus, learning begins. We expect all Winship students to be good citizens and respect the learning of other students.
Excellence in education cannot be realized without family involvement. I believe that collaboration with Winship families and community members is critical to student success. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns. Open channels of communication between all members of the Winship community helps to maintain and strengthen our school.
I look forward to partnering with you for a successful 2015-2016 school year.