Principal's Corner

8/19/20

Topics include: Canvas questions, pick up supplies calendar,

Mr. Brodie Christian, Principal

Dear Selma F. Bartlett Elementary School Community,

 

My name is Brodie Christian and it continues to be an honor to introduce myself as the principal of Selma F. Bartlett Elementary School.  As a parent and educator, this is a significant responsibility and one I am very excited to have. The foundation of success built by this community and its stakeholders is one I look forward to complementing with hard work, clear communication, and collaboration amongst us all. When we focus on doing what is best, right, and necessary for our students, we work together for the common good.  By maintaining a safe and secure learning environment, we can create an optimal educational experience that is fun, positive, and productive for each student even during virtual education.

As a native to Las Vegas since the age of four, I attended Clark County School District schools from kindergarten through high school and graduated from Chaparral High School.  When attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I earned two Bachelor’s Degrees, the first in Psychology and the second in Elementary Education.  My Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision was obtained from the University of Phoenix in Henderson.  Prior to being appointed principal of Selma F. Bartlett Elementary, I worked as an elementary teacher, a middle school teacher, a middle school dean, and an assistant principal.

On a personal note, my wife teaches third grade at a local elementary school in Henderson.  I have four children. All of my children attend(ed) CCSD schools as well. In my spare time, I enjoy spending family vacations in our trailer, reading, golfing, hiking, biking, football, and hockey games.

You are always welcome to e-mail me at:

chrisbc@nv.ccsd.net

 

Please feel free to come by and say hello to Ms. Angela, Ms. Ann, and Ms. Rhiannon in the office or call us at 702.799.5750 during regular school hours. Again, I am honored to be the principal of our outstanding school and look forward to working with all of you during the year. 

 

Sincerely, 

Mr. Brodie Christian (Mr. C.)

Dr. Christine Clayman

Assistant Principal

My name is Christine Clayman, and I continue to be excited to be at your service as your Vice Principal, here at Bighorn Country! I was born and raised in Kenya, Africa and speak two other languages besides English! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University, an MBA degree from United States International University-Africa (USIU), an (MAT) degree from Sierra Nevada University, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University (NSU).
 

My husband is also an educator in CCSD and we have two boys who both attend high school in CCSD as well. In my spare time I like to ride my bike, shop/window shop in home improvement stores, cook for my family, and attend community and cultural events. I have recently developed a love for gardening (mostly vegetables and herbs) which I really enjoyed doing during the COVID-19 Shutdown. Most of all I love to spend time with my family doing whatever they want to do.
 

I have worked at CCSD since 1997 in various capacities; Substitute Teacher,
Student Teacher, Classroom Teacher, and now as Vice Principal. I have taught in both
middle, high school, and various grades in elementary school. I wanted to get into
educational administration because it provides me an opportunity to impact a lot more
students and be at the forefront of working with teachers and parents to provide our
students an optimal environment for academic and social success. I love working hand in
hand with Mr. Christian to support our teachers to deliver the best education to our
students to help them achieve their educational goals and place them on a path to achieve
their dreams.

 

Although the start of this year will look different, our commitment is to do what’s best to support our teachers and staff as they help our students be successful at school. We recognize that this is a tough time for many in our school community and will walk with you to figure this out together for the sake of our students. Needless to say, we’ll all need to be flexible with an extra dose of patience, understanding and grace with each other as we navigate this new virtual path. One of the things I have always appreciated about Bartlett ES is the engagement and support of our parents, PTO, and the overall school community, and look forward to when we can open up at the school building to see all our students face–to-face and working with all of you this year to meet the needs of all our students!

Bartlett Elementary

1961 Wigwam Parkway

Henderson NV 89074

702-799-5750

Administration:

Brodie Christian

Christine Clayman