I Believe in Birney

I am proud of the work we do at Birney.  Kids come first.  Collaboration is encouraged.  Community is embraced.  It is rewarding to know that we are working together to help raise children who will be active, civic-minded adults who know how to question and think.  I have been part of the Birney family for five years now and in that time I have had the joy of witnessing our enrollment increase, test scores rise, and parent involvement escalate.   Ultimately, our success comes with the students’ success.

Birney is a place where students feel safe to try new things and pursue their interests. Children are excited to come to school, excited to learn, excited to participate. We have an active Student Council.  We have Peace Patrol and a Recycle Crew.  We teach our children how to talk – we give them the vocabulary to express their ideas, worries, and questions.  We teach them how to listen.  We use words like empathy, appreciation, and open-minded in casual conversations.  We show them how to take risks, set goals, and reflect. Our students know they are valued and Continue reading “I Believe in Birney”