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Elementary Principal's Message

Dear Parents:
On behalf of the staff and school community, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all children and families of the school, and also those beginning their connection with RC Buckley Elementary. I am extremely proud and honored to be this wonderful school's Principal and cherish the opportunities to assist in the development of our most precious resource - our children.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years with a specific concentration in early childhood education and integrating technology in instruction. I have been a classroom teacher (kindergarten, second and fourth grades); a technology integration resource teacher (worked with students and faculty K-12 on best ways to utilize technology to increase student achievement); a data and instructional teaching coach and principal. I am elated to continue as an educational leader at R.C. Buckley Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
Along with facultys and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at R.C. Buckley by building strong relationships with parents, students, families 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