Principal's Message

Dear Florence Students and Parents, 


The faculty and staff want to welcome you to Florence Elementary School. Back to school time is always very exciting, especially this year where we are welcoming many new faces and students. FES has a rich and proud tradition of excellence, and our staff is dedicated to continuing this tradition and providing our students the best education. 

The FES staff have been hard at work all summer long. We have participated in professional development and training which have enabled us to further our expertise in various curriculum areas, technology integration, and classroom management skills. Our goal is to provide a quality education to our students that will ensure they are future ready! With that said, our staff will provide opportunities for our students to acquire and apply 21st-century learning skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. We want to engage our students in opportunities for ultimate growth in learning. 

I encourage all of our parents and guardians to get involved in our school in some form or fashion and stay connected in your child's education. We would love for our parents to join the Florence PTA. Additionally, we encourage our dads and granddads to sign up to be a Watch D.O.G.S volunteer. You can contact our counselor for more information about Watch D.O.G.S. We have many other opportunities to be involved such as field trips and Reading Night as well as Math & Science Night. If you choose to get involved and volunteer you must submit a form for a background check. A new application must be submitted EVERY school year.

As the principal and parent of three kids at FES, I look forward to working with all of you and your children. Please call the school if you have additional questions. We thank you for your support!

Kay Bradford, Ed.D.
Principal