Fairview Principal delivers School Spotlight to School Board members

Brooke Williams has been principal at Fairview Alpha Elementary for nine years.

The school’s motto for the 2021-2022 school year is “growing teachers and growing students.” Williams said everyone came into the school year ready with that growth mindset.

“We have lived it,” she said. “The students have lived it and we are really excited to see what this year is going to end up with when we get our test score.”

The school has a cluster room and Instructional Specialist Lauren Eloi holds weekly cluster meetings on Wednesdays. Teachers come to cluster sessions prepared with all of their student data.

What’s learned during cluster meetings is taken back to the classroom and through data and analyzing this work, Fairview is seeing tremendous growth.

Williams explained that at the beginning of the year, all of the teachers came in with their own personal goals. At the end of the year, the teachers will get their goals down and they will be analyzed to see if they meet their goals.

“We’re really excited about this,” said Williams

She added that if the school continues to grow like it is this year, she expects it to be an A school in two years.

As for LEAP testing, students are now moving into basic, into mastery, and into advanced, so Williams is expecting great gains.

They also implemented band in January with the help of the band director at Lakeview. Another new addition is the new archery team that was formed this year. Coach Terry is certified and the team went to state. They’re still waiting for the results, but they’re excited.

Williams thanked School Board member Steven Harris, Finance Director Lee Waskom, and anybody else who had a hand in the Wildcat walking track, which is open to the community. A ceremony will be held to celebrate the walking track on Thursday, April 21 at 4 pm.