Principal's Message

Last Updated: 10/31/2018 7:40 PM

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Welcome to Strayhorn Elementary School!  I am so excited about this school year, and I feel very blessed and honored to serve as principal at such a wonderful school.  This is where I began my teaching career in 2006.  I was an elementary teacher for several years and assistant principal at both East Tate Elementary School and Coldwater Elementary School.  It is great to be back at SES as principal, and I look forward to the year ahead!

Our elementary school serves as the foundation for learning and academic success; it is the first step on the road to graduation.  We take this responsibility very seriously and vow to do our very best to prepare all of our students for middle and high school.  At SES our purpose is to teach the standards, encourage positive behavior, and foster a desire to learn.  Our teachers use research-based strategies, and utilize data in order to provide the very best instruction possible.  We are using PBIS, a positive behavior system, to reward students throughout the year for excellent behavior.

In addition to accomplishing academic and behavioral goals, our students are encouraged to set personal goals for school attendance.  Having good attendance is vital to a child’s education.  This year, we look forward to building positive relationships with students, parents, and the community.  With everyone working together, we will reach our goal to meet the needs of all students.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out our school’s webpage.


Katrina Ricks
Strayhorn Elementary Principal