Dear Frazier Elementary Family:

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Joseph L. Frazier Elementary School. Over the past month I have had the opportunity to learn about the school from leadership, staff, parents, and students. I am humbled by a shared purpose which has guided my own leadership: a relentless commitment to putting children at the center of our work in education.

My career has brought me from Morgantown College Prep Academy. In that time, I have learned that our purpose as educators is to address gaps in students' learning, support challenges that are beyond their control, and motivate them to aspire to greatness. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Frazier Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to build strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, Common Core skills, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and provide exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

All of us at Frazier Elementary are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. This year is going to be great as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and builds relationships. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. I welcome your input. Please feel free to schedule an appointment, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community.      

Orisha Brown Mims, Principal
One Team, One Dream!