Letter from Principal Byrd

         Sunnyside Elementary School
P.O. Box 250
10203 Melvin B. Alsbrooks Avenue
McKenney, Virginia 23872
Telephone (804) 478-2313 * Fax (804) 478-2315

Brenton Byrd, Principal

July 11, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with humility and great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Sunnyside Elementary School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of educational success!  I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 14 years.  I have worked with a variety of students ranging in age from Kindergarten through college.  My most recent leadership experience was in Newport News Public Schools where I served as assistant principal in a thriving K-5 Title I school.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Sunnyside Elementary School. I look forward to working with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with the teachers and staff, our desire is to continue the legacy of success established by Sunnyside Elementary as we build strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a thorough manner so that we can continue to increase student achievement. We will continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  We are eager to begin what I expect to be an AWESOME school year!

As your Principal, it is important to me that EVERYONE who steps through our doors understand that we are a FAMILY here at Sunnyside and EVERYONE is IMPORTANT! This optimistic outlook enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any suggestions or concerns you might have throughout the school year.

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Sunnyside Elementary meet their goals and have a successful school year!

Best Regards,

Mr. Brenton Byrd, Principal

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