Dear Berewick Elementary families,
Welcome to Berewick Elementary School. We are a neighborhood school in the Steele Creek area that provides a rigorous, differentiated curriculum through a personalized learning focus. Students are supported to take ownership of their learning through choice and data-driven analysis. We support the needs of the whole child and meet children where they are to move them in a positive learning trajectory.
At Berewick, our vision is to become the first choice of education for our families. We want to be a school where all students, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status, are engaged in a rich academic education in a family-oriented environment. We want to meet the needs of each child to enable them to be college- and career-ready. We have a diverse staff focused on the needs of the whole child, where many teachers have advanced degrees or are National Board-certified. Our staff also continues to focus on small-group core instruction that allows us to enrich and support all learners with a focus on standards-based instruction.
At our school, we are building each year on a tradition of excellence and academic success, setting higher goals for ourselves and our students. We continue to work on our personalized learning focus to meet the needs of all learners with high expectations for all. We have a variety of student clubs and learning experiences that move learning beyond the classroom from field trips for all grade levels, special area classes like dance, art, music, character development, media and sensory lab, to Robotics, Garden Club, Chorus club, National Junior Honor Society and Art Club.
I invite you to participate in our school community as often as you can. Please remember to register as a CMS volunteer. All volunteers must register each year and select Berewick Elementary as the site. Please also remember to bring your ID to sign in upon entering the school as we are working diligently to keep our school safe.
At Berewick we continue to be proud of our academic progress of meeting or exceeding growth and increasing students’ proficiency. We currently have 59 percent of our students on grade level as measured by End-of-Grade tests, and are working to increase that percentage each year. Last year we met growth expectations and saw students achieve more than one year’s growth in one academic year. We continue to build our capacity to meet the academic and holistic needs of each child with personalized learning, restorative practices and student-focused decision making.
Finally, I would like to tell you a little bit about me. I was born in Nigeria, West Africa, and moved to the states when I was three. I am a graduate of CMS and proud to be able to give back to such an amazing district. I have a bachelor’s degree in dance education from UNC Charlotte. I have a master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University. I taught for six years at Crestdale Middle, then became an assistant principal at Jay M. Robinson Middle, a position I held for five years. During my time at Jay M. Robinson, the school was recognized as a NC School to Watch and an Honor School of Excellence. I have been the principal at Berewick Elementary for six and a half years. In my tenure, we have consistently worked to create a community of people dedicated to the success of each child. I am married to David Henderson, who owns an advertising company here in Charlotte. We have one amazing daughter who attends Berewick.
As a principal, I am committed to providing the best education possible to each of our students and I believe that every child can succeed in school. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at email@example.com
. I look forward to working with you to ensure that Berewick Elementary continues to offer a challenging, effective educational experience in a safe, happy atmosphere. Thank you for choosing CMS and Berewick Elementary.
Mojdeh Henderson, principal