Principal's Message

  • Dear families of Drake Elementary School,

    "Devote yourself to your community around you & devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."
    ~Mitch Albom

    I am thrilled to join the Drake community and want to warmly welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. As your principal, it is my sincere pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We are committed to ensuring that your children receive the best support to learn and grow.

    My vision for Drake is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be lifelong learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially.

    Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children. Parents are invited to become involved in our Friends of Drake organization. On our calendar you’ll note the monthly meeting dates and times. Joining Friends of Drake is a wonderful way to have your ideas heard, as well as support the vision of our school. We encourage parents to communicate with teachers and staff to foster a successful partnership.

    We are excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to stop in or call me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year.

    Sincerely,

    Janet Matyevich
    Principal, Drake Elementary