Roblyer Office Staff
Mrs. Carmen Holmes, Principal/Guidance Counselor
Mr. Kale Simon, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Patty Kara & Mrs. Renee Blount, Secretaries
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“All Roads Lead to Roblyer”
By Carmen Holmes, Principal
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how excited I am about this school year. I have moved from the position of Assistant Principal to Head Principal. I am thrilled to continue the dedication to academic success that Mrs. Brower began when she came 4 years ago. Our theme this year is travel and I am so delighted to be making this educational journey with our students, teachers, and staff each day.
We have adapted an old saying to fit our theme this year, “All Roads Lead to Roblyer.” We find this to be very true since this is the last stop for elementary school. Our students have had many great experiences leading up to Roblyer and we hope to make this year the best of all! We have built several opportunities in our schedule for the students to get extended learning time during the day for enrichment, remediation, and extra help on homework. We will have incentive programs that will help to encourage and reward the students as they work to meet their academic goals. We also have an after school program that is free to all 5th and 6th grade students. The after school program is intended to continue the enrichment and remediation the students need through activities that are intentionally designed.
We believe that traveling through a successful school year takes our parents, grandparents, family, friends, and community. We are excited to have the mentoring program back at RLC. We are truly blessed to partner with community members who volunteer to help our students focus on academic and social skills that help them to achieve their goals each day. We have an ELL tutor and an Indian Education tutor to assist many of our minority students with academic questions they might have. Our special needs students will be in the regular education classroom with their peers and will have the opportunity to work with both the regular education and special education teacher at the same time. We will be focusing on student growth and achievement this school year. They are the keys to achieving the goals we have set as a school.
We have a few new faces added to our already fantastic staff. Kale Simon will be filling the position of Assistant Principal. Abigail Campbell, Valerie Hiett, Elizabeth Tucker, Kasi Turner, and Ashley Wilson will be added to our fifth grade team consisting of Sharon Heldermon, Laurie Morris, and Pam Sullaway . They will all be housed in the south hallway. In addition, Eva Fancher and Oren Truitt are coming aboard our sixth grade team of Sarah Brower, Truda Hibbs, Carolyn Marshall, Kelli McDonald, and Michelle Whetstone. They will be housed in the north hallway. Our Special Education team consists of Jessica Crain, Melissa Lewis, and Lana Miller. Our elective team is comprised of Nathan Leonard teaching Band, Amanda Little teaching Vocal, and Shannon Watford teaching P.E. The electivies can be found in the East hallway. Sally Atkins is our librarian. Betty Adams, Theresa Barton, Summer Blackowl, Barbara Davola, Stehpanie Fulton, Danell Hockersmith, Barbara Hoselton, Sara Littleton, and Tasha Ludlow will be assisting our students each day. Renee Blount and Patty Kara are in the office to help students, parents, and guests as needed. As I mentioned above, we have an incredible team and they are dedicated to making this the best school year for our students. To quote Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” We look forward to making this “journey” with our students each day.