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Hello! My name is Caroline Black, and I am privileged to be the principal of Bessemer City Central Elementary School. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of staff, students, and parents. I am proud to be a part of a supportive community, and I am proud to be a Busy Bee!
My Educational Philosophy
I fully believe that all students can learn. Students learn in different ways, at different rates, and in different environments. I believe that educators should take an active role in meeting the needs of all students by differentiating instruction, taking part in staff development, collaborating through professional learning communities, reaching out to families and community members for support, and embracing new instructional practices. I recognize the importance of data to identify the academic needs and necessary interventions to improve student performance levels. I am in full support of closely following the 21st century teaching standards to help a school develop into a 21st century learning environment. Finally, I support the idea of all stakeholders working together collaboratively in order to prepare students to be successful in a global community.