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Principal's Message

Dear Emerson Family and Community,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! My name is Ethan Stocks. I am very excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Emerson Elementary. I have been an educator for over 14 years as a high school English and Theater teacher, an assistant principal, and most recently a district office administrator. In each of these roles, I have pursued the same goal that first drove me to become a teacher: the desire to provide an excellent education for all students.

Over the past few weeks, I have had the privilege to meet some of the amazing parents, teachers, and staff at Emerson, while also learning about the school’s history and past success. With each conversation, I have been struck by the immense enthusiasm and pride for our school. I look forward to meeting more of you as the year progresses. You’ll be able to find me most mornings greeting students at the front gate!

Though I have only been at Emerson for a short time, it is already very clear to me that this is an amazing place to go to school. One reason why is that our focus is on preparing students for middle and high school, college, and beyond by developing essential knowledge, skills, and behaviors in a safe, supportive environment. Teachers and staff are determined to deliver relevant, engaging curriculum and instruction while building strong relationships with all students and their families. Your child’s teacher/class assignment will be available on August 22!

Of course, you also play an essential role in your child’s education. Your participation begins by making sure s/he arrives on time for school each day. Please drop off your child by 8:17 AM and pick up him/her promptly at the end of the day at 2:35 PM. We encourage you to to get involved in the school community through our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), or one of the many groups aimed at improving our school.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and/or ideas you would like to discuss. Your feedback and support are essential to our continued improvement. I look forward to the great year ahead! The first day of school is August 23! See you then! Go Bulldogs!



Ethan P. Stocks

Principal, Emerson Elementary School