Welcome to Hafen Elementary
Dear Hafen Scorpions and Scorpion keepers,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am so excited to start this year as Hafen’s
Principal. While this will be my first year as a principal, I have served as an administrator in the
state of Nevada as an Assistant Principal, Math Coordinator, and Dean of Students. I was a
classroom teacher for 12 years, teaching middle school math and first grade, as well as special
education at the high school level.
I was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. In 1998 I moved to Nevada where I
graduated from Basic High School in Henderson. I then went on to get my bachelor’s degree at
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I began my teaching career. My wife and I moved
north to help out family where I earned my master’s in educational leadership at University of
Nevada, Reno. In 2018 we had the opportunity to return to Pahrump, where we live today.
I am excited and honored to start this journey with you. It is our vision here at Hafen
Elementary that we do what is best for our students every day. I am proud of the work I have
seen done so far to grow our students to be life-long learners, that success is the number one
priority here at Hafen. Everyday our teachers and staff push students to excel both academically
and emotionally. Every person matters who interacts with Hafen Elementary and is treated with
It takes a community effort to raise a child and we all depend on each other to make that
happen. I truly value a team-oriented approach. If you have a question, concern, idea, or
suggestion, please reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at 751-4688.