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Principal's Corner

A Message From Our Principal

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

The Randleman Tiger Staff and I would like to extend a big welcome to all of our continuing and new families! We are excited to start a new year and look forward to working with you.

This is Penny Thames, I am honored to be principal of  Randleman Elementary School. I started my career in school administration here, as the assistant principal from August 2010 until June 2013.   Randleman Elementary School is a community school; we share the name with the middle and high schools.  

I am excited to start my second year (first full year) at RES.  I am starting my seventh year as a principal and tenth year in school administration.  I started here last year on October 1, 2018 as principal. I am glad to be able to start the year with you.  Our school added a pre-school this year to our Kindergarten through Fourth Grades. We have about 580 students and have a diverse school culture. 

At Randleman Elementary, we believe all students can and will learn.  RES is a great place to grow and learn as a student and staff. We are all always learning from one another.  Our goal is to design instruction so that each child can reach their full potential. Our staff is trained in differentiated instruction and we have a built in remediation and/or enrichment block.  

I look forward to a great year! Let’s work together to create the best learning experience for your child(ren)!  Your child’s teacher will send home information about class Dojo. Please sign up to use this app if at all possible.  I will send out school wide messages to remind you of events and send our weekly message about upcoming events.   

It’s a Great Day to Be a Tiger! 

Penny Thames

Mission Statement

Randleman Elementary’s mission is to create a learning community where all students grow personally, academically, and socially in a nurturing, safe environment that values individual and cultural differences.

We share the following beliefs:

1. All students can learn.

2. Student learning is the chief priority and drives all decisions impacting the work of the school.

3. Teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community share the responsibility and accountability for student learning.

4. A safe, comfortable, and orderly environment promotes student learning.

5. Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles, abilities, and cultures.

6. Student learning should enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.