Principal's Welcome

Kelly Hellams, Principal

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Principal of Summit Drive Elementary!  

As many of you know, our school will be undergoing an expansion project that will be completed by July, 2021.  A two-story wing will be added to the back of the school and there will also be another driveway which will provide access from Chick Springs Road.   

Our focus for Summit Drive Elementary is a School of Leadership and Entrepreneurial Design.  By utilizing the skills that have been implemented through the Leader in Me, students will be able to further their opportunities to apply these skills to real world opportunities.  Students will recognize their own unique talents, explore new ideas and identify improvements, utilize a Design Thinking approach, collaborate with others and communicate effectively.  We plan to embed leadership principles with Design Thinking into our curriculum standards.  We believe that our students will be “Leaders Changing the World.” This will be done by reflecting on problems both local and global, researching possible solutions through experimentation, and communicating new ideas.

Parental and community involvement are essential for our continued success.  The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Improvement Council (SIC) are actively involved in our decision making. We value your presence during all school events and hope to provide a variety of opportunities to help us connect with your child and family.  I encourage you to get involved with our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Improvement Council (SIC) so that we can continue to it implement a successful foundation for all of our children. 

The staff at Summit Drive will work very hard to create a positive and welcoming school climate for our students.  We are honored that you entrust us with your child’s education.  Please let me know how I can assist you.

Sincerely,

Kelly Hellams

Principal