Guest Perspective: Principal Stacey Honda
Dear Spartan Community,
During Homecoming, I realized that I was one of the questions on the Spartan Scavenger Hunt as many students asked me to name the seven positions I held at Schurr High School. I could only name six, and Mrs. Montanez-Ramirez reminded me that I was a student. Time has flown by since I walked the halls working towards my high school diploma, and I can honestly say that I never imagined I would be principal at my alma mater, let alone twice.
The road I traveled to this point in my career has taught me that experience is one of the best teachers and the wisdom gained can lead to unexpected opportunities. I am very grateful for the chance to come back to Schurr; I feel fortunate to have a second chance to make a difference at the same school which provided the foundation for my college years and eventual career.
From my years as a Spartan athlete, I learned the value of teamwork and discipline. As I played basketball in college and eventually coached the Spartan teams, these foundational experiences proved valuable in building the relationships so necessary in teaching and learning.
I have been blessed to learn from family, teachers, colleagues and mentors; they helped me to grow and succeed, and I urge you all to take full advantage of these high school years to cultivate your own relationships which will form the foundation of your future.