July 15th, 2021
Dear Broadview Family,
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Broadview Elementray School. I am truly honored to become part of the Broadview community, which has already given me such a warm welcome! In just a few interactions I've had with staff, students, and families so far, it's become abundantly clear that this school is a unique and special place.
So far, I have been spending time familiarizing myself with the school and community. In doing so, I've learned that Broadview staff is committed to developing the whole child. It is also a place where strong connections are made between home and school. The result of that relationship is a strong foundation of academic excellence that i'm excited to join.
In addition to my excitement, I bring with me over 15 years of experience in the field of education. Answering a call to serve in education, I helped start a preschool program at my church, Grace Baptist, where I served as director/teacher for 3 years. I went on to earn my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee Tech University and began teaching at Robert E. Lee elementary. During my first year there, I earned a Master's degree in Theory and Practice From Arkansas State University and began teaching adjunct classes to future educators for Tennessee Technological University. Driven by a desire to positively impact student education on a broader level, I decided to become an administrator and earned a specialist's degree in Principalship from Arkansas State University. Most recently, I held the position of assistant principal at South Middle School.
One of the most important things to know about me is that I am a proud mom of three young adults: Adam, 25, graduated from Bethel University; Ashley, 24, graduated from the University of Montevallo; and Amy Beth, 22, a senior at East Tennessee State University. As a parent, I fully understand the challenges you face every day as you work to ensure the very best for your child(ren).
Lastly, I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Broadview this year and in the years ahead. I believe that students should be at the center of all school-related decisions and am excited to unite my experience, enthusiasm, and child-centered approach with that of the teachers and staff of Broadview as we partner with you to provide the best education possible for your child(ren). I am looking forward to meeting you as we start this new and exciting year together! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Rhonda Stevens, Principal