Brunson-Lee Principal's Message

  • Dear Brunson-Lee Families, 

    I am excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year and embark on a journey full of new and exciting opportunities. As the principal of Brunson-Lee Elementary School, it is my sincere pleasure to become a member of this great school community.  Brunson-Lee provides a rich diversity of experiences and opportunities for students, such as a community garden and many extracurricular activities for our students.  

     As a result, of my personal and professional experiences, I value the importance of education and the opportunities it offers. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 14 years. I have served communities in several roles. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and the school, by focusing on developing teacher strengths and increasing student learning. 

    I believe that every student can be successful because they have the ability to learn and grow. I am determined to provide all our learners with educational opportunities that address their academic, behavior, social and emotional needs.  I am committed to having high expectations for all our learners and staff. I am dedicated to supporting our staff, teachers, and community in our efforts to increase student achievement for every student in a safe learning environment that focuses on teaching and learning.  It is my number one priority to provide the leadership that will promote a school culture and climate that focuses on increasing teacher effectiveness and student learning.

    It is my desire to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to assure our learners are well prepared for life and achieve their dreams. Through a partnership with families, the community, students, staff and teachers, I am confident we will provide an exceptional well-rounded education to our students. Our partnership is essential for our students’ success!

    I look forward to celebrating our accomplishments as we develop the talents our students have. Please contact me if you need assistance, would like to share ideas or to discuss ways in which you can get involved at Brunson-Lee.

    I can be reached by email at lcastro@balsz.org , by phone (602) 629-6900 or in person at the school office.

    Respectfully,

    Leticia Castro

    Proud Principal of Brunson-Lee Elementary - Eagles Soaring to Excellence