Principal's Message

Traci Stewart

From the Principal’s Pencil


Welcome and thank you for visiting Central Elementary’s webpage. Central Elementary serves approximately 270 students in kindergarten through 5th grade. At our school, we pride ourselves in maintaining high expectations for achievement while focusing on the individual needs of each student. We have dedicated teachers who ensure our students benefit from engaging lessons that encourage our scholars to think critically and solve real-world problems. Every member of the school community works to provide our students with an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.  

At Central Elementary, we follow a set of shared values that guide our beliefs about teaching and learning. We believe that all children can learn and deserve a safe, satisfying, and successful school experience. We know that high expectations for student achievement combined with adequate support and intervention will result in academic proficiency and growth. Our focus is to help children learn and grow. To do this, our teaching and professional development must be intentional and purposeful. Cooperation, collaboration, and communication are an important part of our educational success. We strive to be life-long learners. We believe it is important to model respect and foster a caring school culture where students feel valued and appreciated. Finally, we believe in building partnerships between school, home, and community. Through these shared values and beliefs, students experience an education that is profound and lasting.

Our students receive an intentional, focused education which combines research-based educational practices with high quality curriculum. Implementation and instruction is informed by weekly professional learning and collaboration amongst staff.

Parent’s your support is vital to the success of your child(ren), below you will find some helpful suggestions to support academic excellence:     

  • Spend 20 minutes every day reading to or with your child! Research suggests that this simple act can have a significant impact on learning and future academic success.
  • Make math part of everyday life! Do you keep loose change in a jar? What a great way to help your child learn to count coins/money!  Cooking is a great way to work with fractions. Free online math games are available at many sites, including:
  • Make sure that your child gets adequate rest nightly. Learning is hard work! Being well-rested is a great way to start each day.
  • Establish daily routines (time for fun and relaxation after school, homework time, dinner time, bedtime; etc.).
  • Keep the lines of communication open with the classroom teacher. If you have questions or concerns, call and schedule a conference time to meet with the teacher. I am always happy to help facilitate a meeting or conference.
  • Schedule a visit to the classroom or stop in for lunch with your child!  
  • Volunteer! We need you! Let us know when and where you are willing and able to serve.  We invite you to be a part of the learning process at Central Elementary.

Yours in Education,

        Dr. Tara L. Green, Principal


“Torchbearers, Working Towards Excellence in ALL Things: Against the Odds”



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