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Mrs. Deeana Ray, Principal



Dear Parents and Students,


I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year at Glenwood Elementary School!  To share a little about myself, I began my teaching career at West Marion Elementary, where I taught 3rd & 4th grades for 11 years before becoming Assistant Principal at West Marion.  I was reassigned to West McDowell Middle School as Assistant Principal, which is where I have been for the last 3 years.  I am excited to come home as a Glenwood Dragon where I went to elementary school.  I am excited to be the new principal of Glenwood Elementary School and look forward to working with you as parents and your child.


Student success is the goal of every staff member at Glenwood Elementary School. We believe with our structure and dedication to high quality, research-based best practices, every student will learn to full their potential. We are prepared to offer time and support as needed. I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging him/her to read for pleasure, monitoring homework and progress, and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day.


Finally, I urge you to become involved at Glenwood! All parents are considered members of PTO. There are many ways to be involved in PTO and volunteering activities in both big and small ways depending on the amount of time you have. There are also many opportunities to help in the classroom, with field trips, and attend some or all of the many school events. We send home important information about events each week in each student’s burgundy folder. From time to time we must send home important information with students that may not make it to their folders, so it is a good idea to check backpacks daily. Other places for news and information include the school website, Facebook, bulletin boards, and the school sign.  We also make automated or personal phone calls to all parents so it is important we have current phone numbers on file. 


The staff and administration are eager to welcome you to another wonderful year!

Thank you,


Deeana Ray

Principal, Glenwood Elementary School