Dear Elkmont Elementary Family Members,
I am excited about the things that are happening here at our school! Also, I strongly believe in the Limestone County Schools’ motto that “All Kids Can!”
This year is the start of my second year as principal of our great school! I am a native of Boykin (Gee’s Bend), Alabama, and currently a resident of Athens with my wonderful wife (Melissa) and our three sons. Previously, I served as the principal of Mount Olive Primary School in Fort Mitchell, AL, in the Russell County School District for four years. Prior to that, I was an assistant principal, district instructional coach, and English language arts teacher. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, and I earned both my master’s and educational specialist degrees in Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education from Auburn University.
This year at EES, we have nearly 380 students enrolled in Pre-K through fifth grades. Students, I ask that you always show good conduct and put your thinking caps on and work hard each day to be successful! I look forward to many opportunities to continually encourage our students to explore real-world situations, engage in problem-solving, and succeed in learning. Parents and guardians, thank you for being your children’s first teachers and for trusting us to continue the work that you have begun. I plan to continue holding myself accountable in the following ways while serving you:
- I will be the link between all stakeholders (teachers, staff members, parents, guardians, community members, and students) as we make decisions and model what is best for our students.
- I will collaboratively help to maintain safety and discipline throughout the campus.
- I will be visible and supportive as we rigorously teach the academic standards, assess students, and bridge learning gaps.
Our school-wide motto is “Explore, Engage, Succeed! It’s a GREAT day to be at ELKMONT!” We want students to embrace this each day as we pursue an excellent school year! How will we accomplish this? We will need the support of each of you who are reading this right now. Are you up to the challenge to truly make this an excellent school year? Without a doubt, I know that you are!
With much appreciation,
Larry Saulsberry, Jr.