It is indeed an honor to serve as the principal of Bethlehem Elementary School! Bethlehem is an amazing school that has established a tradition of academic achievement, a love of learning and a love for children. This is truly a reflection of the partnership between the students, faculty and parents. At Bethlehem, putting children first is our top priority. By putting children first, we create an atmosphere of academic excellence where our students grow academically and socially while giving their personal best. We further believe children thrive in an inquiry based, risk-free learning environment that allows for individual growth. It is the commitment of each teacher to continuously refine their educational program based on the needs of the individual students and current research while embracing technological advancements to ensure our students are prepared to compete in a global society.
This school year promises to be another great year as we continue to set high expectations for student learning. Our test scores continue to reflect the academic excellence, dedication and determination of our students and staff. Our school culture continues to provide a nurturing and consistent learning environment. We continue to build communities in each classroom and promote good citizenship and respect. Bethlehem's staff is committed to motivating, engaging and partnering with each student to ensure their academic success. We know that helping students learn how to synthesize information, problem solve, think critically and organize their materials are essential, lifelong skills and we are committed to empowering our students.
The entire Bethlehem faculty and staff is so excited to be a part of the academic success of each our students! Putting children first, creating a partnership of community and school ensures "Simply the Best!" We truly are the Bethlehem Elementary School Team - giving our students our personal best as we ask our students to give their personal best in each and every endeavor.
I look forward to continuing to nurture established relationships with our Bethlehem community and fostering new relationships with our new families and community members. There will be many opportunities throughout the year for parents, faculty and students to celebrate the accomplishments of our students as we ensure the success of each student and I look forward to you joining us in our celebrations.
Dr. Jessalyn R. Askew