Principal’s Message


Pocahontas is a very special school. I was first introduced to the Pocahontas community as an English teacher here in the early 2000’s. I received my first full-time administrative role at Pocahontas in 2006-2007 and am thrilled to be returning!!  While many years have passed since my first tenure, there has been one constant – a tradition of excellence. The tradition of excellence has been in place due to our phenomenal students, the dedication of our staffulty (faculty and staff), and a strong partnership with families and the community we are honored to serve.  Our staffulty members are approachable. We will teach with love in our hearts, with a passion for learning, and with grit and determination to accomplish our goals. We will ensure EVERY student knows they are cared for; we will use innovation and highly engaged lessons to provide the appropriate rigor to maximize their learning experience.  

The theme for the year is:  The Adventure Awaits – Discover your Destination

Learning itself is a lifelong adventure. Learning should be viewed as an experience with exciting twists and turns. Learning is engaging!  Pocahontas is now a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) school. As a STEAM school, we will be trailblazers for innovation! I am excited for the Adventure that Awaits!!

Discover Your Destination pays tribute to the following:

  • student owned learning
  • differentiation
  • voice and choice
  • and a quest for discovery of self (high character, embracing others)

This theme will be a spark to ignite an explosion of learning, fun, and of course adventure! 

Thank you for visiting our webpage, and my message specifically.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Thomas McAuley