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Welcome Polk Elementary School Community

It is an honor to introduce myself to you as the Principal of Polk Elementary School and to be a part of this extraordinary school community. Although I have earned several degrees including a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, my love of learning continues. I lead a full and rewarding life where some of my most important roles are that of wife, mother and grandmother. My husband, Richard, and I have a wonderful marriage with two lovely daughters, two amazing grandchildren, and a couple of dogs who are tons of fun. Some of my other interests include gardening, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.   
I was fortunate early in my career to teach Chemistry and Biology at Truman High School in Taylor, the same school I attended. After several years of teaching in the classroom, I served for three years as a School Improvement Coordinator which allowed me to work at the district-level on school improvement initiatives, curriculum development and staff development. Afterward, I accepted a position in District No. 7 as the Assistant Principal of Best Middle School. 
It is a great privilege for me to currently serve as the Principal of Polk Elementary School. Polk has great kids who deserve the best education possible and I am passionate about helping each child reach his or her potential. I want all Polk students and staff to know that my goal is your success.

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Meal Distribution UPDATE for Virtual Learners in District 7

Meals will be available for all virtual D7 students at O.W. Best Middle School for pick-up from 10AM until 12:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We are now able to provide meals for the weekend! Please enter the alley behind the middle school from Pardee Ave and exit via McKinley. We will be serving from the middle door next to the receiving door. Parents may pick up, or if they are not available, anyone may pick up on their behalf; friends, neighbors, etc. We are now able to serve all children in our community, not just D7 students! We will still ask for your child’s school building that they attend, but can give out meals to anyone, not just D7 students. Meals will be placed in your vehicle and you don’t need to get out. Any questions, please call Christopher Simpson at 313-203-3197.
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Virtual School Day for All Students on September 25th

Please mark your calendar. The district will hold seven Deep Cleaning Days this year. On these days, all students will learn virtually. Face to face students will receive their school work a day or two early to work on at home. The Deep Cleaning Days are scheduled for 9/25, 10/23, 11/20, 1/29, 3/5, 4/23, and 5/27 this school year. These are all days that your children will stay home and no students will be in the building during the deep cleaning days.

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