My name is Casey Lange, and it is a privilege and an honor to be joining the Ashley Falls team. My family, (wife, Nicole, son, Quinn, daughter, Ashton) and I are San Diego natives.  We spent the last three years in Beaverton, Oregon, which is just west of Portland, and are beyond excited to be back in sunny San Diego.  I have read and heard nothing but incredible information about the strength of the Ashley Falls school and community.  Each time I interact with any member of the school, community, or district, the message has been the same, “You are very lucky. You landed in a beautiful place, and at an exceptional school.”  Please know, I don’t take that fact lightly.  My goal is to jump in, continue to learn about the community, and work tirelessly to lead our school in a positive direction.     

    This year marks my fourteenth year in education.  I have varied experience as a teacher and school leader.  For the first seven years of my career I served at both the elementary and middle school levels, teaching a variety of grades and content areas.  I then served for two years as an assistant principal at two middle schools, and for the last four years as a principal, one year in San Diego, and three years in Beaverton, Oregon. 

    I love serving as a principal!  My passion is developing positive relationships with everyone within the community, working with students as they grow, supporting teachers and staff so that they can reach their greatest potential, strengthening a connection between school and home, and a fostering a positive school culture.  At our core, we know that the school to home partnership is what allows us to provide an extraordinary school experience for all students.  I look forward to meeting each of you and learning how I can best support you throughout this year, and many more to come.