Welcome to William B. Bimat Elementary
This is my favorite time of year. One of the best parts of my job as a principal is to watch our students walk through our gates in the morning. It is there that I get to see some familiar smiling faces excited to start their year, and some new faces with anticipation and nervousness. I love to watch parents snapping those "first day pictures" and saying goodbye for the day. I also get to see the joy and pride on our teachers' faces as they open their doors after spending countless hours preparing to make everything perfect. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the beginning of another school year here at Bimat Elementary.
I feel fortunate that I was a member of the original "Bulldog Staff" as a Kindergarten Teacher in 2001. Since then, I have not only had the opportunity to teach at Bimat Elementary, but both of my sons attended here as well. To me, Bimat is a second home, and I know that as your children enter through our gates, it will become their home as well.
This is my 25th year in education and my 18th year in the Norris School District. My experience includes fourteen years of teaching in the primary grades, six years as a Dean of Students at Norris Middle School, and I am now beginning my fifth year as Principal.
My primary goal is to make sure that our students feel safe, connected, and ready to learn. I feel fortunate to work with staff, students, and parents that partner together to ensure our students are learning and growing everyday.
We understand that taking a team approach in support of student achievement is the best way to assure student growth, both socially and academically. When we all team together and focus on our students, amazing things can and will happen. To do this, our staff takes time to learn and know our Norris School District Mission Statement. As adults on campus, we model kindness and treat each other with dignity and respect. We strive to challenge our students everyday, and encourage a "growth mindset." We know that when students believe they can "get smarter" and understand that effort makes their brains "stronger", they put in extra time and effort, leading to higher achievement. We want our students to understand that learning a new concept is not always easy, and that making mistakes on the path to learning is expected, and even encouraged. As adults on campus, we strive to model this concept as a community of learners.
With your help, we are committed to protecting our school’s instructional time and foster an outstanding academic climate for our students. To offer the best possible education for your child, we need your continued involvement and support.
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It is an honor and a privilege to serve your children and carry on the rich tradition of excellence in the Norris School District.
William B. Bimat Elementary School