June, 2013

Hello Dailard Elementary School Community,

I am excited and proud to serve as principal of Dailard Elementary, a school that represents a tight knit community tucked away in San Carlos, nestled next to a beautiful park where our children play.

As a San Diego native, I followed my father’s footsteps into education over twenty years ago.  I began my teaching career as an elementary school teacher and parent educator.  From my love of mathematics came the opportunity to teach Algebra and Geometry at the secondary level which lead to my career path into educational leadership. Another love that has shaped my collaborative leadership style has been parenting my three amazing adult children, Marcus, Lauren, and Danielle and being a proud grandma to my baby grandson, Dominic!  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring all my experiences and love for children to the community at Dailard Elementary.

At Dailard Elementary, we are very fortunate to have a strong Parent Teacher Foundation (PTF) that works hard to provide financial support and enrichment opportunities for students and staff. The parents and teachers have created a positive school climate that resonates throughout the campus on a daily basis and at all the fun activities they do throughout the school year. We also have Dads Assisting Dailard Students (DADS), an active social organization for the betterment of education for the Dailard Elementary community that provides enrichment projects, activities, and events to all our children in the Dailard community. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone involved and look forward to using my experiences as an educator and as a parent to serve the Dailard community with vision, passion, and commitment. I am truly excited to be joining the already outstanding team at Dailard Elementary School and I look forward to serving my new learning community.

It is my desire to work in partnership with the community and to meet all of the students and their families in order to provide an outstanding learning environment. Together, we share a unified vision that all students can achieve academic excellence in an environment that fosters academic achievement, character education, safety, parent involvement, and a supportive community.  Dailard has it all!!

Like educational philosopher, Robert M. Hutchins once said, “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

Sincerely,

Beverly Fitzpatrick

Principal