News From Miss Brown

September 27, 2010



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 we begin:

“Believing in ourselves, focusing on learning, and committing to excellence!”

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.









The primary goal of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is to become a premier school district in the United States of America.

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