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Mr. Isaac and his wife, Jennifer

You can contact him at gregory.isaac@jeffco.k12.co.us 

Principal Greg Isaac joined Red Rocks in the summer of 2016 and has served as an administrator and teacher for over 20 years. Mr. Isaac taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades in Denver and in England. He served as principal or assistant principal in Douglas County, Denver, and Jeffco. He enjoys hiking in winter and summer, gardening, and occasional guitar playing. Mr. Isaac writes a monthly column for our family newsletter, and the latest edition appears below. 

For new families: check out our "Family Resources" menu for the Afternoon Pick-Up procedures/Parking Lot Map

"Family Homework" Red Rocks Staff are committed to bringing "growth mindset" work to our kids. See Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Part 1: Embrace the "Power of Yet" with your kids. This 10 minute video can change your child's life for the better: Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing You Can Improve

Part 2: Praise your Kids the right way. An excellent resource: Science Says Praise Them Like This (Most Parents do the Opposite)

Part 3: The Single Most Important Ingredient for Success. A short and humorous TED Talk on delayed gratification called: "Don't Eat the Marshmallow"  

Red Rocks Reflections, May 2018

 

May moves quickly!  I want to invite you to enjoy each day as we celebrate a wonderful school year.  

  • 5th grade is finishing up a powerful week in Washington D.C. Teachers and parents have thoughtfully crafted a rich experience, and we hope to continue this trip on an annual basis. You would be proud of how our students interact at memorials and appreciate the historic nature of the trip. Our thanks to community members, veterans, and others who met with our kids over many mornings before the start of school. We hope to see you on this trip in the future!

  • The final assessment window of the year is underway. Teachers are dedicated to ensuring our kids continue with strong achievement trends.

  • If you haven’t experienced a Red Rocks Carnival, you won’t want to miss it on May 11. Our parent volunteer team is top notch. Other events, like Field Day on May 14, Red Rocks Sound on May 17, and our 5th, 6th, and Kinder ceremonies are times to bring plenty of tissue and have your cameras ready!

  • Finally, we are moving forward with summer facilities upgrades. I will share some design ideas for the Outdoor Classroom shade structure at upcoming SAC and PTA meetings.

As the larger conversation of state funding for education swirls, our staff members remain committed to bringing the best to your kids each day. I would encourage each of you to look beyond the headlines that don’t tell the full story. We celebrate that Red Rocks continues to enjoy a “culture of giving,” where teachers and parents go over and above in bringing rich academic and student life experiences to our students. May is a great month to be a Red Rocks Raccoon!

--Sincerely, Mr. Isaac