Welcome to Collins Elementary School! I am so excited about this school year, and I feel very blessed and honored to serve as principal at such a wonderful school. Our elementary school serves as the foundation for learning and academic success; it is the first step on the road to graduation. We take this responsibility very seriously and vow to do our best to prepare all of our students for middle and high school. At CES our purpose is to teach the standards, encourage positive behavior, and foster a desire to learn. Our teachers use research based strategies, and utilize data in order to provide the very best instruction possible. We are using PBIS, a positive behavior system, to reward students throughout the year. In addition to accomplishing academic goals, our students are also encouraged to set personal goals for good character, school attendance, and behavior. This year we look forward to building positive relationships with students, parents, and the community. With everyone working together, we will reach our primary goal at Collins Elementary-to meet the needs of all students.