Greetings Gallardo Community,
Welcome back Gallardo Cardinals! I am Lebon James, the incoming principal for Gallardo Elementary School. I am deeply honored and humbled to accept this role. Previously I served as the Academic Dean at Matthey M.S. We are excited to start a new school year as we dream, believe, and succeed together.
This past year, we saw tremendous efforts by our teachers. Many adapted instruction to support in-person and virtual learners, wrote curriculum and volunteered countless times for our community and students. Our custodians worked tirelessly to keep our schools safe and clean. Our cafeteria staff continuously provided nutritious meals for students during school and the weekends. Our bus drivers provided wifi, safety, and much more. I have no doubt that our commitment and dedication will continue. I am excited to partner with each of you to build a better campus community and a more supportive environment. We are one!
The 2021-2022 academic year is here. Gallardo families, students, and community we will fully return on August 16, 2021. We will open our doors at 6:40 am. Students will enter by the cafeteria. Our educators are excited to teach, grow, and nurture our Cardinal scholars. Most importantly, we will return as a collective; our work is based on the supports we provide each other and the efforts we make daily to move Southside forward. Our staff is committed to providing the best educational opportunities for our students, growing with our staff, and seeing much success during the 2021-2022 school year.
Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal!
Lebon D. James III