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Principal's Message

Dear Amerman Families,
I am excited to welcome you to Amerman Elementary!  Our focus has always been to educate and to inspire a lifelong joy for learning. We know our students will Aspire, Achieve and Amaze! 
Amerman Elementary is outstanding in many ways.  In 2019 we were recognized as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. Building on a long-standing history of academic excellence, Amerman staff, together with students and families, embarked on a journey to grow and deepen its culture of learning and leadership through a more intentional focus on school culture, student agency, and working collectively toward a shared vision. The staff work on building positive relationships with one another and with students, growing trust, and creating an atmosphere where teachers and students feel safe in setting rigorous goals, trying new strategies, taking risks, collaborating together, and finding joy in learning. This effort is embraced and supported by the Amerman parents and community.
As a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, our focus is to integrate Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into our curriculum to promote leadership amongst our students. This process of developing leaders empowers students and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Teachers work together to achieve goals, leading professional learning, and are committed to transforming learning environments into spaces that excite and engage students. 
Most powerful of all, Amerman continues to collectively grow a culture of student empowerment, agency and ownership in the learning process. Students set and track individual goals, participate in and lead visible thinking routines, work in collaborative groups, engage in rigorous, project-based learning opportunities, and participate in student-led conferences. Peer-to-peer mentorships, an application station for jobs, service-learning experiences, and student-run action teams, leadership days and monthly leadership assemblies are a few examples of the opportunities students have to explore their interests, share their genius and develop leadership capacity. 
Amerman truly is an amazing place to be - Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat! 
Stay well,
Devon Caudill