Principal's Message


 {a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}It is my honor as the principal to welcome all of you to Fireside Elementary, an exceptional place to learn, grow and discover!<br><br>As Henry Ford once stated, "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.” As a “Fireside Family” we believe strong relationships are fundamental to supporting the growth and development of every child. This includes partnering with teachers, administration, parents and our community in order to provide the best educational experience for our students- parent and community participation in our school is encouraged and valued.  <br><br>Our mission at Fireside is "To celebrate and challenge the unique potential in every child, value, honor and utilize individual differences, and to create an environment that promotes a community of learners and nurtures the natural curiosity and wonder within each of us."<br><br>At Fireside we celebrate the diversity of our student population representative of approximately 17 different nationalities and enrolling 480 students from preschool-grade 5.  We also value the talent and expertise of our highly qualified staff. With four nationally board teachers, several with Masters and ESL Endorsements- there is a high standard for ongoing growth and development at Fireside to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. <br><br>A commitment to rigorous academic programming, authentic/hands-on learning experiences, innovative and adaptive instructional approaches, and attention to student’s social, emotional and physical well-being are some of the practices utilized on a consistent basis at Fireside. Our aim is to equip every child with lifelong skills, habits for learning, and a solid character foundation based on respect.<br><br>I invite you to come visit. Should you have questions please email me at or schedule an appointment to visit Fireside with Michele Giggey, the Principal’s Assistant at <a href=""></a>.<br><br>Your partner in learning.<br>Christa Keppler, Principal​<br>