My name is Megan Spears and this will be my third year at Orchard Ranch Elementary School and I couldn’t be more excited to be the Assistant Principal this upcoming school year. I have a bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Sacramento State University, a Master’s in Education from UC Davis, and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from Placer County Office of Education. Because each child comes with unique experiences, interests, and learning styles, I believe his/her education needs to be customized. I embrace the premise that intelligence is not fixed, but instead with the right support and hard work, intelligence can be grown. I truly believe through practice with Growth Mindset each child has the ability to believe and discover, that with perseverance and smart work, anything is possible. I believe that good teaching and work as an educator requires continual professional development, personal reflection and collaboration. I value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible. I am looking forward to this school year!