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Principal’s Message

Dear Cardinal Families,


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  I am honored to be the principal of this amazing school.  While this year will be unusual, we look forward to continuing the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. Shady Grove has been a leader in our division, and this year will be no exception.


This unprecedented school year will be filled with challenges, uncertainty, and change.  Our Cardinals (staff and students) are resilient and dedicated and will give it their all.  We know this school year will not be successful without our parents’ partnerships. It will truly take a team effort, and we are ready for the journey.


This year our theme is Cardinal Strong.  Although it will not be a typical year, we will move forward with some exciting programs and activities.  Our second year of Squads will include new opportunities to build community.  As we focus on teaching life ready skills, we will focus on four core values.  

  • I can be respectful of myself, others, and my school for their differences. 
  • I can take responsibility for my actions and belongings. 
  • I can act with integrity by doing the right thing even when no one is looking. 
  • I can treat others with kindness all day, every day, even when it’s not the easiest choice.


These core values along with a school-wide positive reinforcement program will give students the structure they need to achieve and succeed.


Joining me on the administrative team are our Associate Principal, Laila Marshall and Resource Teacher, Kelly Verity.  These women are exceptional leaders and integral members of our team.  We are ready to roll up our sleeves and support all of our stakeholders through this transitional year—all in, all day, every day.


The amazing Shady Grove staff are ready to educate and love your children while providing an equitable and safe environment for all of our Cardinals–this is our top priority.  Together, we are CARDINAL STRONG!


In partnership,


Ellen Guidry






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