Principal's Message

picture of principal Bethany LedesmaDear Parents,

As the Principal of Chickasaw Elementary, I want to welcome you to our school where we work hard and strive for excellence in all that we do. We have many programs and resources available to our students and families. If you need help in any way please contact our front office and we will be able to get you in touch with the right person.

We provide many exciting programs for students in addition to their classroom work. Our “Accelerated Reader Program” is a motivational program that maintains points for the percent correct of reading comprehension questions presented to students on the computer. Students accomplishing certain point levels will receive a brag tag during our bi-weekly lunch time recognitions and participate in special recognition activities every nine weeks. The AR points are part of the students’ homework grade. The i-Ready program is computer-assisted instruction in reading and math that provides a unique learning path for each student according to his or her individual needs. We work hard here to foster a love of reading through these programs and challenge your child to always do his/her best.

I realize these are odd times as we continue to educate our students amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The safety of our students and staff remains one of our top priorities.  Therefore, we will continue to follow the OCPS Covid-19 Health and Safety Procedures Guide in order to keep your child and our staff safe and healthy.  This year, we are excited to be able to welcome you back onto our campus and ask that you adhere to the health and safety procedures while on school grounds.  We will always strive to provide the most rewarding educational experience for ALL students!


Bethany Ledesma


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