It's hard to believe but it's that time of the year again - the beginning of a new school year. Welcome to one of the best hidden jewels in Duval County! I am Kimberly Brown, your principal for Arlington Elementary School! I am married with 4 amazing children ranging from ages 19 to 10. I am delighted to be a part of the Arlington community and family again this year. Each year we have had an opportunity to move our students to higher heights and last year was no different. Our school moved from a D to C gaining 116 points. Our motto this year is “Building an ‘A’wesome Year!
Our school was selected to be a pilot for a FREE after school program called Jax Journey Sail. Arlington Elementary and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida will partner to support academics and ignite learning. The program has limited seats and is based on first come, first serve. The program will run from 3:00 – 6:00 each day. Students will receive a snack and dinner. Registration is open now! Please stop by the front office to complete your registration.
“One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in the bank account, or what my clothes looked like. But the world would be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.”
I love this quote because it is what makes me who I am and who I present myself to be in the school each day. My belief is that every child can learn and my plan ensures that this belief becomes a reality.
As principal, my top priority is student achievement. I set high expectations for all students, no matter their backgrounds. When you believe in the students, they too believe in themselves, which in turn gives them the inner motivation to succeed beyond the standards. Children should know that they were put here for a purpose and that their purpose is to achieve things of greatness. I inspire and motivate students to reach that destination.
With the compassion and commitment that I possess students will become life-long learners.