From the Principal
One Team, One Dream
Welcome to Mariam Boyd Elementary School for the 2018 – 2019 school year!
My name is Katrinka Brewer and I am honored to be your principal. Again, our faculty and staff have put forth great effort to prepare for the coming school year and to ensure every child will be successful. As always, we encourage and welcome parent, guardian and community support of all our activities. This partnership is vital to the success of our efforts to teach and inspire our children. I would also like to urge all our parents to attend programs and meetings and get involved at Mariam Boyd.
Our philosophy is to educate the “whole child”, to help students become life-long learners and productive citizens of the 21st century. Now that Mariam Boyd is a Google School, all our students have their own computer device. While addressing the new State Standards, our lessons focus on hands-on, inquiry-based instruction, with extensive use of math manipulatives, and the tools of technology to enhance student learning. Our objective is to promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills, while encouraging students to become creative, independent thinkers, and individuals of strong moral character.
We are fortunate to have an outstanding staff who works as a collaborative team, always working on improving students’ progress and finding new ways to make learning fun. In addition to our commitment to your child’s success, we must have your support as parents. We need to work together as a unified team to successfully educate your children. We ask you to ensure that your children arrive to school on time, stay the entire school day, and attend on a regular basis. Coming to school prepared with the appropriate materials, and completed homework, is extremely important. Likewise, we ask that students follow school rules and act responsibly and respectfully toward peers and adults.
Thank you for entrusting us with your children each day. It is a privilege and a responsibility we do not take lightly. We earnestly solicit your suggestions and will count on each of you to uphold the reputation, tradition, and spirit of our school and to do everything possible to make Mariam Boyd Elementary the best school it can be. Please feel free to call me at 252-257-3695 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime you have a question.
Best wishes for a fantastic year!
Mrs. Katrinka Brewer
Principal, Mariam Boyd Elementary School