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Hello Shady Brook Families!

    My Name is Will Gibson, the proud Principal of Shady Brook Elementary School.  While this is my fifth year at Shady Brook, it is my 19th in Public Education, dating all the way back to my days as a Kindergarten Teacher in Roanoke, VA and here in North Carolina.

    And I am definitely proud to lead an exemplary staff and such tremendous students here at Shady Brook.  Our vision is “to prepare students to accept their role as responsible citizens in the 21st century”.  Our staff is uniquely skilled at developing our students as exceptional readers and mathematicians with all the traditional foundations, while building their ability to apply their knowledge in these areas through inquiry based instruction and project based learning, enhancing their critical thinking, decision-making, and collaboration skills.

    The Shady Brook staff is committed to our mission “to do whatever it takes to assure that all children learn”.  All staff members, both certified and non-certified, work together to meet the instructional needs of each student.  We believe our philosophy that every staff member in our school is responsible for each and every one of our students is critical in both our students’ success and our success as a school.  Our students are motivated to succeed because they know they are loved and accepted.

      If you are looking to learn more about the professional learning community that is Shady Brook, please contact us here at school!  I’ll be happy to take you on a tour of our school, show the great things happening here, and answer any questions.  And If you are the parent of a student already here at Shady Brook and are looking for more ways to get involved, please reach out to your child’s teacher or me, and we’ll show you a host of ways you can help!

     If I can be of assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I love working with your children, everyday.

Will Gibson

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