“Love, Excellence, Expectations, the 4 Bs, and Family”
I am privileged to begin my third year as the Principal of Batesville Elementary. Our students, our team, and the Batesville community deserve the best education possible, and I have been working very hard with the help of many team members to make our goals a reality. We expect to move our school in the direction of excellence like the one laid out by Ron Clark in his book Move Your Bus (book study!). This is the most rewarding work I have ever done, and I know that our team shares my enthusiasm for this calling.
For many years our school has been gathering the resources necessary to achieve excellence, and these resources are very important to the success we have set as an expectation for the coming year/s. However, I know the biggest drivers of success are our teachers, our students themselves, and their families. What I am seeking in 2018/2019 is a school, where our entire team is guided by Love and a sense of family with our students, their families, and each other. I know how great a place to work, this campus has been, but I know we are only scratching the surface of what we can become. I believe in our team; I believe in every student on our roster. We are built to open pathways toward success and new and exciting learning experiences for our students. I enter this year especially thankful as July 17, my wife and I welcomed our daughter to the world, and we have been so amazingly blessed to watch our 5 other children grow in life. I promise that I am looking forward to treating every child in our school like my own, and every professional in my building like a family member dedicated to this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Batesville’s children.