Principal's Message

Welcome to Southwood Elementary!

Photo of School Principal Stacey Merritt Dear Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Southwood Elementary School. Whether you’ve been part of the Southwood community for a few years, a few months, or this is your first visit to our website, you are now part of a special community that places a high priority on quality teaching and learning, a community where good character matters, and a community that, above all else, values its children.

A walk through our classrooms will reveal a dedicated and professional staff that has high expectations for themselves and their students. Our teachers and staff are committed to their own professional growth and learning, they are skilled at what they do and they combine this skill with a love for teaching and for children. Helping children become life-long learners is a goal toward which we continually strive by instilling a strong desire to learn in our students. Guided reading, writing workshops, inquiry-based science and mathematics, and hands-on social studies are key components of our program and provide our students with opportunities to demonstrate the competencies needed to contribute and to succeed in a changing world.

But this is only one side of the equation. Our talented, thoughtful, and hardworking children are another reason why this community is a special one. Beyond the academic work they do in their classrooms, with the guidance and support of their parents and teachers, our students are learning to become responsible citizens.

I am very honored and privileged to serve as the principal of Southwood Elementary and I am looking forward to making this year and future years exciting, engaging and successful for all of our children.


Stacey Tanenbaum
Proud Principal of Southwood Elementary

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