It was a pleasure to stop by and visit with teachers and outgoing and incoming PTA Presidents at Addison elementary this week. Everyone is excited to meet the new Addison Principal, Amanda Boyce. She is presently the principal at Stocklmeir Elementary School in the Cupertino Union School District, where she has served for the past two years. She has held a variety of leadership positions in Cupertino including district curriculum support teacher, intervention teacher, new teacher mentor, and summer school principal for the Special Education program. I met Ms. Boyce and her family at a recent School Board meeting, where she commented, “As a mother and educator, I appreciate the District’s work to ensure that academic progress is balanced with social and emotional development. I am eager to get to know the students, staff, and parents of Addison School and look forward to collaborating on a vision that supports the growth of each child.” Welcome to Palo Alto!