Dear Families, Friends, and Community Members:
My name is Stacey J. Brown, and I am happy to serve as Principal of
Charles W. Eliot PreK to 8 School. I have been a successful educator
for over 15 years, and I feel honored to be working with the
Cleveland Metropolitan School District at this juncture in its
history! At Charles W. Eliot, we are entering a year of refocus,
which means that we are working aggressively to improve our academic
standing. I truly believe that it will take a consistent,
persistent, and concerted effort on behalf of our teachers,
students, parents, community volunteers, the school administration,
and our CMSD support team. We are working to reorganize our approach
to teaching and learning in order to make sure we are providing our
children with the best possible education. While working in
Metro-Atlanta, Georgia, I was inspired by the work of Dr. Eugene
Sanders and his awesome Transformation team. I am truly looking
forward to working with our Eliot staff to transform our school as
“Believing in ourselves, focusing on learning, and committing to
If you are a parent / guardian, we need you to make sure your
children are properly cared for in a nurturing environment where
high quality homework completion and nightly reading are a must!
When it comes to discipline, set high expectations, and form a
strong, supportive partnership with the school. We want you to stay
in touch with the teachers and attend all parent-teacher conferences
and school events. We could use your assistance in a variety of
ways, which will be shared in parent meetings.
If you are a community member, please review my link entitled “How
Can I Help”. Schools are always in need of donated supplies, like
wide-ruled notebook paper, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, and
markers. We could always use playground equipment, like bouncy
balls, Double Dutch ropes, jump ropes, spongy footballs, and other
safe outdoor play items. We would love to have a variety of board
games for indoor recess that can be used by children ages 4 through
13. I am working to have a set of games for each of our classrooms.
If you have an established community group with members who can pay
for our district’s FBI/BCI background check, we would love to create
afterschool tutoring groups and clubs which teach interesting
hobbies to children. There is a way for everyone to join in on the
transformation of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District!
Together, we can wrap our arms around our children and guide them to
successful adult futures. We must remember:
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start
today and make a new ending.” (~Maria Robinson).
I look forward to a great year of hard work with the Charles W.
Eliot staff, students, parents, and community.
Stacey J. Brown, M.S. in Ed.