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Principal's Message


Principal Ms. Appleton


Dear Families, 


I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and welcome you and your child, on behalf of our staff and students, to Bennett-Kew P-8 Leadership Academy of Excellence. My Name is Sarah Appleton. I am honored to be the Principal of our tightly-knit school community.


As the principal, my goal is to work alongside students, staff, and the community in providing a quality education, setting high expectations, and creating a caring environment in which to learn and grow.

The students are why we are here! They are not only excelling academically, but are also learning about respect, leadership, ethical values, and social emotional skills, which we at Bennett-Kew Leadership Academy of Excellence consider to be equally important. We strive to create an environment where students feel safe, comfortable, and respected.


The mission of Bennett-Kew is to provide equitable and rigorous experiences to close the achievement gap. It is our belief that this can be accomplished by building personal relationships with our students, teachers, and school community. By learning from and understanding the cultural differences that make up our school culture, we can move forward through thoughtful planning, maintenance of effective curriculum, and creation of new technological programs and powerful partnerships with both parents and community members. It is our belief that families play a critical role in the success of our students and together we can focus on motivating students through an enjoyment and appreciation of learning.


I welcome you to find out more about our wonderful school community. Please feel free to call, email me, or stop by anytime; my door is always open.



Sarah Appleton