WHALEcome to Beulah Elementary School, home of the Whales! I am so very proud and honored to serve as the principal of this incredible school. Beulah Elementary is a true school family where faculty, parents, and community collaboratively support each other for the overall educational success of our students.
Beulah students display a strong work ethic and rise to meet the high expectations of faculty and parents. Our faculty is highly trained and skilled to meet every student’s needs and ensure academic, physical, and social-emotional growth and success. We are proud to have an active PTA and community partners that give their time, energy, and gifts to support and nurture our students and faculty.
Our school is fully accredited by VDOE standards, and we know it is through the great work of all Beulah stakeholders that our children are academically thriving. We believe wholeheartedly in our school theme, “All Hands on Deck!” Our students benefit the most from having all stakeholders engage in supporting all of their needs, from educational to physical to social-emotional. It takes all hands on deck to accomplish the main goal of growing our students to reach their maximum potential.
This past school year, we transitioned into our new school building, and it is a gorgeous learning environment. We ended our first year in our new building with the creation of our time capsule that is located in our main lobby and will be opened in 2043, after 25 years in the building.
This year, 2019-2020, our school staff will fully implement a social-emotional learning program, Caring Schools Community. We piloted the program this past year and created opportunities for other staff to observe the program. The entire staff was trained for the implementation this summer, received their materials, and will be supported through monthly school conversations. There is more information on the program posted under ‘resources’ on our school website.
We continue to offer small group instruction in reading, math, and word study. Students in grades 2-5 have 1:1 chromebook devices and K-1 students will have access to chromebooks throughout the week, too. With the opening of our new school, we were able to create Beulah’s first STEAM lab resource. It has created so much joy and learning opportunities for students. We are also very proud of the additional teaching support at Beulah as we secure reading and math interventionists to help provide tiered instruction.
We will continue to focus on employing effective teaching and learning strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students; creating more student leadership opportunities; and building strong partnerships with our stakeholders.
Christina Allen-Roach, Ed.D
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