“Unleash Your Superpower: Make your Dream a Reality”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

Portrait of Sean EvansWelcome to the Berkeley Terrace Elementary School, where we believe in unleashing the superpower in every student to make their dreams a reality.  This past school year has been super challenging with the onset of a global pandemic, virtual classes, and heighted concerns for the health and safety of our loved ones, but as a community we rose to the occasion.   We take this time to salute our first responders; many of them are parents of our beloved Berkeley students.

Despite these challenges, as a school, we forged ahead with our district mantra of building our community, one student at a time. Teachers increased their technological abilities, parents devoted time to push their children forward into a new virtual environment, and students unleashed their superpower to learn despite all of the distractions around them. We are proud of the successes that were made, but now it’s time to soar to new heights!

In our school, we are working 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! Even though it seems impossible, we are determined to stay the course until the task is done.

It is my distinct privilege and solemn duty to serve this great diverse community of learners 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 derives from a passionate and devoted 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 400 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.

As we start this year in a virtual environment, we are determined to assist our 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 the implementation of engaging lessons, positive classroom interactions, and social-emotional learning.  Together every stakeholder working diligently will be able to reach our goal!

“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”  – Colin Powell

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” –  John C. Maxwell

Let’s Get the Job Done,

Sean Evans,                                                                                                                                                                                  Principal