Letter from the Principal

Welcome Letter from our Principal 

Dear parents and guardians: 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. My name is Ellen Gibbs. I am proud to introduce myself as the new K-8 principal of Benton Grade School. I am excited and eager to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and their families.

This will be my 25th year in education. I have been a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, and now a principal. Throughout my career, I have believed that a partnership among parents, teachers, and administration is vital and plays an essential role in increasing student achievement. Research continues to show a strong correlation between increased parent involvement and high student success.

Please check the web page www.benton47.org for important information throughout the year.

I am looking forward to an incredible school year. I welcome and value your input. Please feel free to visit, call, or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas.




Ellen Gibbs

K-8 Principal
Benton CCSD # 47

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