Meet Dr. Saddler


Dr. Craig Saddler

judith Malone

Upon Dr. Craig Saddler’s arrival at Falcon Cove, he became a well-known figure, not only as the 8th grade assistant principal, but also as a lunchroom entertainer. Students and teachers were curious about Saddler, so newspaper staff Camilla Ciliberto, Leticia Gonzalez, and Victoria Villegas were more than happy to stop by and chit-chat. 

What do you like best about being an assistant principal?

Being able to help people is definitely the best part of being an assistant principal. I like to believe that I lead from a place called servant leadership, which means it doesn’t matter what your position is, it doesn’t matter who you are, if there’s a way I can help you whether you’re a parent, a teacher, whether you’re another administrator.


What do you most look forward to at Falcon Cove? 

I’m looking forward to working with an awesome student body that is doing amazing things and finding ways in which I can help them prepare for the high school experience. I’m also looking forward to working with teachers and parents. As a parent myself, I know that they are a big piece of that puzzle to help shape the future.


What about Falcon Cove is different from any other you have been part of?

 Every school has its own unique pace, its own unique culture, its own unique approaches. What makes Falcon Cove unique is you have the staff, the resources, and the talent to consistently operate on the cutting edge of what’s happening in education  and what’s happening in the world. I have no doubt that our student body will move on from this place and take on leadership positions throughout the world. So, if I have the opportunity to shape the minds that may lead the world one day, it’s pretty exciting to me.


What was your favorite class in 8th grade?

My favorite class, you’re probably going to be surprised to hear this, was orchestra. I played violin in my school’s orchestra and it wasn’t just playing the violin. I enjoy hearing what music a team of us could put together and the sound that came from all of the instruments. Each individual instrument sounded nice by itself, but the collision of all the instruments coming together really brought forth a joyous melody.


Do you plan on furthering your career in the music world by singing Happy Birthday to students  in the cafeteria?

I think this is taking off to a place I never thought it would go. Every day,  I have six to ten people asking me to sing “Happy Birthday,” so I try to consolidate and do groups of them together because it really has become a big thing and really popular. It is fun and I can’t sing for anything but you guys can tolerate my singing.


Dr Saddler from the The Falcon Staff- welcome to The Cove.