Principals Message


Principal’s Message

Welcome Trailblazer families,

It’s with great enthusiasm that I begin the 2022-2023 school year with you as Diamond Creek’s new Principal.  I look forward to building relationships with our fantastic students, our supportive families, and our amazing Diamond Creek Trailblazer Staff.  This summer I worked very closely with Mrs. Garcia to help make a smooth transition between school leaders.   The culture and climate of Diamond Creek is a very special one and my goal is to continue to celebrate the success of all the stakeholders at our school.

As a staff we are committed to continue our work to provide authentic, 21st century learning experiences for our students through collaboration, critical thinking, utilizing creativity and most importantly communicating with our peers, families, and members of our community.  One way we foster this sense of community is by building relationships through our Village system.  Each TK- 5th grade student at Diamond Creek is a part of one of seven, cross-grade level villages and will remain a member of this village throughout their time here at school.  Each village centers around one of the 7 Habits of Healthy Kids. These villages allow for strengthened relationship building between students and staff that allows them to feel connected to other students from other grades, creates a sense of belonging, and promotes a strong sense of pride at school.  As your new principal, it is one of my main priorities to see this system continue to prosper and grow and I am thrilled to be a part of it in the upcoming school year. 

We have a new exciting addition to our 2022-2023 school year.  Will will be integrating a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework into our Village system.  After the first few weeks of school, you may hear your Trailblazer talk about the acronym LEAD.  This stands for Trailblazers are Listeners, Empathetic, Accountable and Disciplined.  Under this umbrella of school-wide expectations we will continue to learn about our 7 Habits.  Students will receive lessons within their classrooms, their Village meetings and at our monthly Village Rallies.  I can’t wait for this new addition to our campus this year!

The staff have been working hard to prepare for our upcoming school year and they are enthusiastic about meeting their new students in August!  Although I’m new, it is already clearly evident that they are truly dedicated to building relationships and fostering safe, engaging learning environments for our students to thrive!  It’s a privilege to be working alongside such dedicated professionals.  

I am looking forward to meeting everyone this school year and fostering a partnership with students, staff and families.  Feel free to come by and introduce yourself in the front office.  

Here’s to a fantastic year,

Lisa Phillips