As we welcome you to a new year, many of you have already seen results of a year-long renovation process. We are PROUD of our new building and all of the possibilities it holds for us. Brookdale is now home to a refurbished building that embodies a great place for learning. As a sign of support and appreciation for our new facilities, we need your partnership as parents and guardians to remind our Brookdale Panthers of the importance of taking ownership and pride in our surroundings. Respecting self and others is a key target for all, both young and old.
Brookdale’s mission and vision mirrors the direction of our school district. Our vision is that each student demonstrates strength of character and is college ready, and we propose to accomplish this through a collective vision that states we will develop a highly trained staff and engaged community dedicated to educating each student for a 21st Centry multi-ethnic, global community.
The wise saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is imperative as we look ahead. The success of each PROUD Brookdale Panther is possible only with a strong partnership between home and school. As principal and learning leader of this fine, fine school, I encourage and welcome your support as parents, grandparents, and caregivers to help make this school year positive, rewarding, and our best one yet. Parental engagement in a child’s education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. We hope you will make it a priority this year to support your child and the Brookdale Family.
Nadine McQueen Campbell, Ed.D.