Ms. Tiffany Kophs is the principal. This is the main reason that Belleview Elementary is FANTASTIC!!! Ms. Kophs is wonderful & loving, yet firm. She can perfectly balance both the business and the human side of any interaction. She is real. She cares about the kids and the families of Belleview. She looks you in the eye and really listens to your concern. She makes it her business to really know each and every one of the kids' and parents' hearts and minds. We hope she stays for a very long time!!!
As a former staff member, there is nothing special about this school. It meets District standards and guidelines. Has dedicated staff and teachers, and functions fairly well within the community. The community is the problem. They expect everything done their way, show no patience, grace, or tolerance toward anyone, and they display elitist behavior as the accepted norm. Do yourself a favor and find a school where the adults involved know how to treat other people. Education is districtwide, behavior is community-specific.
I think this school needs a more current review, so here goes. Belleview is a great school- this is my son's 3rd year there. I've been impressed with how they have stepped up their anti-bullying efforts, and they seem to intervene in situations before they become patterns of behavior. The teachers my son has had have been great for him. Though some have been quite strict, it has been good to make him aware of his responsibilities. One thing I'm not a fan of this year is the lunchroom monitor using a microphone to keep the kids in focused and in line during lunch. Let the kids have some time to relax and enjoy their food without feeling like they are at boot camp with a drill sergeant! We have a new principal this year, so I'm assuming it was her idea?
I have a love hate relationship with this school. Love-before and after school program, the teachers, yearly carnivals, and after school programs. Dislike-how the PTCO is held at NINE AM, so only stay at home moms can attend. Dislike-when my daughter was bullied at school, it took a while for the principal to step up.
The support at the school is great! The school really strives to accomodate different learners. There is a variety of classes as well as a variety of extra curricular activities. The parent support is over whelming as well