Dear Families and Friends,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the 2019-2020 school year! I’m honored to serve as the proud principal of William Dean Jr. Elementary School. I am excited about the journey ahead. With your partnership and support, we will thrive as one of the supreme schools of the Holmes County Consolidated School District.
The William Dean Jr. Elementary School’s motto is Every Student Matters—Every Moment Counts. This motto guides us to the successes that lie ahead. We engage students in standards-driven, technology-infused instruction daily. We always encourage students to do their absolute best. We keep an open line of communication with all parents and stakeholders. We maintain a level of transparency with the focus to do better and be the very best.
As the instructional leader of WDJE, I have three goals to accomplish with your support:
1. Increase student achievement.
- Through quality instruction from the most qualified teachers and support staff.
- Provide students with ongoing interventions and support.
- Keep students engaged through exciting and innovative lessons.
2. Ensure students have an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
- Achieve the best student outcomes possible.
- Build better relationships with students by being concerned and remaining concerned about them throughout this school year and beyond.
3. Build a stronger Community/School Culture.
- Provide parents with the opportunity to be a part of the decision making process.
- Allow community voices to be heard.
- Partner with our parents for a better vision for our students.
- Providie parents with the necessary resources and support to build our Pockets of Parent Successes.
The staff and I know the importance of a solid educational foundation for our students. We appreciate our parents, board members and superintendent for the opportunity to serve the boys and girls of this community. We take on this mission with courage and attentiveness. We continue to work hard daily so the impact is great for all students. We know that parents are our key to student hearts and minds and we know with your support, my staff and I will be able to unlock both.
I am fortunate to lead such an outstanding school community and team.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or input at any time.
Proud to be a Colt!
Bridgett Wheaton, Ed.S.