From the desk of Dr. Cristy L. Greaves, Principal of H.O. Brittingham Elementary
I have really enjoyed my first year as the Principal of H.O. Brittingham! I have been so warmly welcomed by our HOB families, students and staff and am blessed to be here! The best part of my job as Principal of HOB continues to be our wonderful students! Every day I know we are making a difference for all students and they continue to amaze us in so many ways. It has also been great living in Milton! Our school is so important to our community and many locals who call Milton and Lincoln home also attended H.O. Brittingham Elementary when they were students! I have also found that many of our HOB staff members were once HOB students---all the way back to 1965 when HOB first opened its doors to our community!
As you know, HOB students met or exceeded our goals for 2011-2012 in Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science! We met federal Race to the Top mandates and made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)! Our HOB students demonstrated they are learning and achieving at increasingly high levels in meeting our Delaware Standards! In fact, HOB was recently named by the Vision 2015 network as one of 24 schools in Delaware that “Beat the Odds” in educating our students! We achieved our goals by working together with all HOB stakeholders to meet our students’ needs. Our exceptional HOB staff never waivered in efforts to ensure each of our students obtained the very best education! We are excited and look forward to working together with staff, our families and the community for the benefit of the students we serve together. Our theme for the 2012-2013 school year reflects our school’s Mission, Vision and Goals: “Teamwork is the Key to our Success!” I am committed to ensuring we work as a team so “learning for all” remains our top priority at H.O. Brittingham!
I remain a passionate advocate for students, staff and families as we work together for students’ educational success and continuous improvement in a positive, supportive school environment where “all decisions are made in the best interest of the child.” I will continue to have an “open door” policy to enable us to have strong relationships with mutual trust and benefits.
As a lifelong learner, I continue to support our profession and further my professional growth as the Vice Chair of the Professional Standards Board, and a member of the Boards of DASP (Delaware Association of School Principals) and DASA (Delaware Association of School Administrators). I continue to participate on many workgroups within the Cape school district, the Delaware Department of Education, DASL (Delaware Academy of School Leadership), and local universities and colleges, to seek to improve, increase and enhance our student and staff performance.
I have been a teacher and administrator at all levels from pre K through the Master’s program in urban, suburban and rural settings over the past 35 years. I obtained my BS from the University of Maryland in Education; a Master of Education from Bowie State University in Educational Administration and Supervision and a Doctor of Education from Wilmington University in Educational Leadership and Innovation. I live in Milton with my husband, Chuck, and have 3 lovely daughters, the youngest of which is a new teacher! We also have 3 barn cats (Big Mama, Tilt and Bootsy) and recently adopted our newest family member, our dog, Riley, from the SPCA.
I look forward to this school year and even more success for our students, staff and families at H.O. Brittingham as we build important relationships and work together as a team for our students’ success!