Dr. Eileen Gardner
Principal at Nottingham Elementary School
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We feel so privileged to welcome your child to Nottingham and look forward to a great year.
As part of APS, our goal is to provide all our students a safe, supportive environment where they can learn and thrive. We are an inclusive community that empowers all students to foster their dreams, explore their possibilities, and create their futures.
At our school, students are the center of everything we do. Our teachers and staff are passionate about their students and are experienced in meeting each child’s individual needs. Unique among Arlington schools, our Exemplary Project is focused on the integration of STEAM across grade levels and subject areas. We are also proud to consistently receive the 2018 Board of Education Excellence Award, which is tribute to the students, families and staff and our combined efforts to support all our learners.
As an educator for more than 20 years, I understand how vital it is to focus on the social-emotional well-being of all students, in addition to academic excellence. That is why we are continuing to focus on differentiation opportunities for all students through the use of the workshop model. We will continue building a growth mindset and will offer student choice through STEAM, personalized learning as well as Project Based Learning. I am dedicated to ensuring your family feels at home at our school and am here to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for your continued support. We are so excited to start another great year and are here to answer any questions you have as we settle in for the new school year.