Prairie Wind Community,
My name is Brian Aragon, and I am humbled to be selected as the next principal at Prairie Wind Elementary School. I look forward to serving this community. I want to take a moment to let you know who I am so that we can begin to build relationships with one another throughout your child’s educational career at this amazing school!
Professionally, I will be entering my 18th year in education. I graduated from the University of Wyoming. From there, I taught first and second grade at Trails West Elementary in Denver, Colorado. I earned my master’s degree from the University of Phoenix and moved to Cheyenne. Upon returning to Wyoming, I worked at the Wyoming Department of Education as a School Improvement and Accreditation Consultant. I was missing something over those years and made the decision to get back to work with students as a Behavior Intervention Specialist at Jessup Elementary. The opportunity to gain experience in administration came after one year at Jessup. I have been fortunate to work as an Assistant Principal at Central High School for the past four years.
I want to share a little about me personally as well. If your student has been to a UW sporting event, it is highly likely they have seen our mascot, Pistol Pete. They may be excited to know that while I was in college, I was Pistol Pete! Following college, I found the love of my life. Shalley and I have two children and two golden retrievers. My family loves to be outdoors camping and fishing, and we enjoy all things sports.
I just want to say once again that I am looking forward to this opportunity. This year is going to be full of relationship building, positivity, celebrations, and student achievement. One of the first things I want us to review is what being “All in” means for all stakeholders involved with Prairie Wind. I am excited to begin this journey with you, our wonderful students, and our incredible staff!
We are ALL in!