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Elementary Principal's Message

July 2016
Dear Parents:
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of R.C. Buckley Elementary. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition that has produced so many outstanding students. From conversations with teachers, staff, administration and parents, it is clear there is a collegial partnership between all stakeholders to provide the best possible academic experience for our students. I look forward to fostering these relationships and working with teachers and staff to provide a world-class educational experience for each child.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty years with a specific concentration in early childhood education and integrating technology in instruction. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by a year of successful leadership as an Elementary Principal, two years as an elementary Data and Instructional Coach and twelve years as a Technology Integration Teacher.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to R.C. Buckley Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at R.C. Buckley by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  We will focus on character education, Common Core skills, use of data to inform instruction, and providing exciting and challenging opportunities for all students.
All of us at R.C. Buckley Elementary are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. 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 stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an amazing school community.


Lorri Whiteman

Lorri Whiteman, Principal
R.C. Buckley Elementary