Excellence for Every Child
I want to officially introduce myself to you as the new Principal of Maynard Elementary. I feel very fortunate and blessed to serve you and our school community in this new capacity! Over the course of the past five years serving the East Knoxville community as an instructional leader, I have found that positive relationships have been the key determining factor to student success. Thus, I’m looking forward to meeting and working with each of you as we work to build positive relationships that are centered on doing excellent work that directly impacts our students lives both in school and society. It is my belief that we will accomplish more and impact more lives by effectively working together around a single vision for every student.
• This year, in an effort to build more student leaders, we are really focusing on empowering each student to have the COURAGE to do the right thing both in school and life. While a strong majority of our students are cognizant of the importance of making the right choices in life, it is my belief that we as educators are charged with creating trusting relationships and engaging learning environments that empower students to be courageous and choose knowledge to positively impact that lives and our community. Thus, our motto for the 2018-2019 school year is, BE COURAGEOUS…CHOOSE KNOWLEDGE! We want to make sure we create classroom learning environments that allow us as educators to facilitate learning that empower our students with the growth mindset of having the courage to take risks with obtaining knowledge that positively pushing them forward on the right path.
• In an effort to invoke more Tiger Pride, our theme for the 2018-2019 school year will be a Jungle/Safari theme! We encourage our teachers to have fun with your kiddos making this theme their own in classrooms and grade-levels. Be creative!
In closing, I cannot express how excited I am about this new journey that we are embarking on together to positively impact that lives of our students and community!
Please, don’t hesitate to email or call if you have any further questions.
Dexter D. Murphy, Principal
Maynard Elementary School
The Mission of Maynard Elementary School is to promote high academic achievement in a safe and diverse environment with character building and respect for all students and staff.
The vision of Maynard Elementary School staff is to establish a viable institution where educational, social, medical and mental health professionals work individually and cooperatively to address the needs of students, families, and community members. Our school will strive to help students develop the skills essential for self-fulfillment and successful living in our ever-changing society.