“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell Welcome to the Berkeley Terrace Elementary School, home of the Huskies. In our school, we work together every day to build the hopes and expand the dreams of our students. We believe that our students are the future architects, engineers, inventors, and leaders of the next age in human development. Our job as educators is to assist and equip them to reach their highest capacity as contributors to the advancement of the whole human race. Our greatest desire is to see their best dreams become a reality!
It is my distinct privilege and solemn duty to serve this great diverse community of learners as the Principal. As Principal my goals are clear, and although listed in an order, not one goal supersedes the other. Firstly, to inspire, motivate, and serve my illustrious staff so they in turn cultivate the same or more in our students. Secondly, to champion the cause of providing a thorough and efficient education to our children that adequately prepares them for college, career, and the real world. Thirdly, to support my families with the care, compassion, and empathy that comes with a passionate and dedicated servant leader. Thanks to the sweat, toil, and dedication of our caring and skilled staff, Berkeley Terrace Elementary School remains a beacon of educational light in this historic neighborhood. We are a robust academic community where our scholars are encouraged daily to achieve new academic heights. We are grateful for an active group of parents that partner with our staff to provide a quality education that exemplifies high expectations, rigorous lessons, and outstanding achievement for our 500 students.
At Berkeley Terrace Elementary School, we provide our scholars with 21st Century skills and competencies in both academics and the arts. We are uncompromising in our focus on rigor and student engagement in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Fine Arts, and World Language. Our determination is to create self-directed learners who are exposed to diverse experiences, engaged in the optimized use of technology, and coached by caring adults to maximize their potential.
We believe that they should not only experience exceptional education, but should also experience the delights of school spirit, team work, and the full array of visual and performing arts. This year we seek to continue the great traditions of our school with an active Student Council, Young Men’s Club, Young Ladies Club, Honor Society, Cheerleading Squad, and a successful Basketball Team. We hope to open new doors of opportunity for our students to demonstrate their talents, exceed expectations, and shine brightly as true scholars.
We recognize that we have a fiduciary responsibility not only to educate our students on academic subjects, but also to assist their families and communities to strengthen each scholar’s moral fiber, engage their right inner moral compass, and instill a sense of community. We endeavor to establish tenets of good conduct and character, and promote positive self-esteem and awareness through classroom interactions, school assemblies, student council, various clubs, PTA, PBIS, and other activities.
Lastly, I encourage all stakeholders to participate in our P.T.A., Back-to-School Night, and other after school events. These are student-focused functions that provide a venue for all community members to contribute to the advancement of the scholars here at Berkeley Terrace Elementary School. They yield powerful and purposeful relationships between home, school and the wider school community. Together we will teach our children that “Greatness Begins with A Dream”