Principal's Welcome

Dear Albert Harris Elementary School Students, Families, and Community Members,

Welcome to Albert Harris Elementary School Home of the Wildcats! It is with great honor and excitement to have the opportunity to serve as Principal of AHES. My passion for educating and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over many years serving Martinsville City Public School System: as an elementary teacher, a business and computer technology teacher, and assistant principal. Serving in each capacity has strengthened my resolve to ensure success of every student at our school by providing the best instructional practices and supports for learning.

As we embark on a new journey together, it is my goal to build upon the success that our AHES students have experienced this past year. Our faculty and staff will continue best instructional strategies such as, teaching aligned curriculum, taking a balanced literacy approach to our reading curriculum, providing hands-on instruction, developing learning literacy stations, applying AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) strategies, and using gradual released math manipulative lessons.

As the demands and complexities of instructing our students increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. I believe that all of us, the school and the community, must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all students. Furthermore, I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.

Again, we welcome you to Albert Harris Elementary School and to our wonderful learning community; a place alive with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and high standards of excellence! It is indeed, a place where opportunities flourish! Here’s to an AWESOME, new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!


Renee Brown
Albert Harris Elementary School

“Albert Harris Elementary School: Where small paws make BIG impressions!"

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