Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to you as the principal at Bayles Elementary. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty years. I have worked with a variety of students' ranging in age from Pre-Kindergarten through and including college. I am excited and eager to continue to share my skills as an educational leader at Bayles Elementary, and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to build a legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, preparing our students to become global leaders, the use of data to drive instruction, and consistent implementation of the curriculum (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills – TEKS) in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students' achievement.
All of us at Bayles are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.
Your child's elementary school years are a special time in his or her life. During this time children become more independent as they transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." As a parent, you are the first teacher of your child and you play a key role in your child's education. I invite you to participate in open, honest and continuous dialogue with your child's teachers and to form a strong partnership with our school which will help ensure that your child has an exceptional learning experience.
As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.
I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Bayles Elementary meet their goals and have a successful school year!
Thank you in advance for your support, and I look forward to working with you throughout the year.
Mrs. Gloria Kennedy