Buzzing with the Brandon Bees
New principal Kara Stimpson gave us a thorough tour of the building. It was great to see her enthusiasm and attention to detail. She was one of the principal candidates I had the opportunity to personally interview and hire this summer and brings with her 15 years of experience as an educator, having worked as a leader in both public and private schools.
I spent a lot of time speaking with the inquisitive students in Ms. Dimas’ 3rd grade class. They were interested in the type of work I do for the district, which led to a mini-civics lesson on school boards, elections, city government and more. I even pulled up a photo of our school board president to provide context to the conversation. A few kids said that they would love to have my job, one even said he would love to be my boss!
Brandon Elementary has an enrollment of over 1,000 students split between a primary and intermediate campus. Founded in 1947, the school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and has been named a Georgia School of Excellence as well as a National Blue Ribbon School. In addition to core instruction and the arts, students participate in French foreign language instruction.