Principal's Message

March 1, 2017

Dear Parents:

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Kendrick Elementary. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition that has produced so many outstanding students.

During these past few weeks, I have had many interactions with parents, teachers and students. From these conversations, 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 sixteen years.  My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by a year of successful leadership as middle school assistant principal, five years as an elementary assistant principal and two years as an elementary principal.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Kendrick 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 Kendrick by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of our curriculum and instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

All of us at Kendrick are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. This year we will continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and build relationships. 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 awesome school community.


Tonya Coleman