From my experience, and that of my child, the motto is not upheld at all. Choosing to be a teacher, admin, etc. as some of their professions is nothing more than a gossiping sorority house, with the perks of a paid summer vacation.
It's appalling to me how much some rely solely on their educational background as a means to teach students, instead of using their educational background in conjunction with life experience, passion, compassion and love.
I am sure you know this, but we live in an age where children are more advanced and their access to technology and their abilities to learn are limitless. They have a remarkable awareness about life, themselves and most of them know and can feel when people are truly genuine. I encourage all staff, teachers and administrators to take note of this and understand "you can't fake the funk," for lack of a better phrase. If you're not genuine, and honestly, just there to be there - "it's a job," they'll know. Going out of your way to diminish a child's light also falls into this category. Seeing a child outside of school and recounting bad days instead of keeping it simple and saying "Hey" or "How are you doing" falls into this category too. The lack of respect for some of the children and parents seems to be embedded in the culture, and it's disheartening.
This has been my experience, and though this may not be the experience of others it is mine and my child's truth. I don't profess to be the know all of education, but EBE needs to go back to the basics, or rethink it's motto so it is more progressive as opposed declarative.
This school is trash. I would never recommend this school for anyone. My child had to go this school because of rezoning of my area and unfortunately this school is in my zone. If this is the only school left in chattanooga still I won't send my child in this school. I hate it.
Our son went to EBE for his Kindergarten and 1st grade. These two years has been a great foundation for our child. He has started having a liking towards school and learning. All credits to the teachers at EBE. We are very thankful to Mrs Clark. She has been a kind, caring and wonderful teacher. We will miss EBE as we have moved to VA.
Love East Brainerd Elementary School.only thing I don't like is what they consider are good vegetables for school lunches. Potatoes and beans are not vegetables to be quite honest. The teachers and staff of the school are awesome though!
We are new to the county and have 2 kids currently enrolled at this school. So far the school and staff have been a blessing and exceeded our expectations. Our children love it here and the teachers are wonderful. The only thing I wish is that the classes were smaller, but maybe that will change with the opening of the new building next year.
We have four kids, three of whom go to East Brainerd Elemantary. We love this school, never have we had an issue. Everyone is so loving and welcoming. The education my kids have gotten from this school, will stand up to the real world and its standards. Last year my son went on a field trip just about every month and some months two times. I would give this school 10 stars if I could.
East Brainerd Elementary has been and continues to be a blessing to me and my family. I have had children, grandchildren and at present have a great grandchild in that school. We have been very pleased with the staff and the education our children are/have received. The staff is always helpful and available. The only negative about this school is not the educators, but the parent involvement in the school. Yes, the school is an old building and as old goes it needs many thing: however, we will be getting a new school...eventually..and that will be better. You just can't beat the continued strive to be excellent.
East Brainerd Elementary has been a great fit for our family. There is great communication from the school. They could use more parental involvement, but who knows why some parents aren't able or choose not to volunteer. I volunteer every week, and feel very comfortable with the environment that our kindergarten age child is in every day. The school works hard to raise money and provide new opportunities and equipment for the children.