Principal's Welcome

Mrs. Kelly Hellams, principal

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Principal of Summit Drive Elementary!   Most recently, we have updated our motto to reflect the vision of our school-"Summit Drive- Peak of Innovation."  This defines our belief in providing our students with a project based approach to learning that will prepare them for the 21st Century.  

For the past four years, Summit Drive Elementary achieved an absolute rating of Excellent on our school report card. Furthermore, our growth rating improved from Good to Excellent in 2014. Our commitment is to discover ways to enhance the educational experience of all our students by challenging high-performing learners while supporting our struggling learners.

Parental and community involvement is essential for our continued success.  The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Improvement Council (SIC) are actively involved in our decision making.  Our PTA and staff share the same vision by providing our students with the necessary tools and support for success.  We have collaboratively developed a Watch DOGS program for male role models, technology in the classrooms, and a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) program.  This team approach with parents and community has enabled us to have a successful mentoring program through MentorGreenville which provides students with a strong role model, a Junior Lego League, and a running club that meets weekly.  

I am deeply committed to continuing the excellent academic programs, rich traditions, and the outstanding school climate that exists at Summit Drive Elementary. 

Through a close and collegial partnership, I am confident that we will continue the path of success for the children of Summit Drive Elementary.   If there is anything I can do to assist you, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kelly Hellams