Mrs.  Kristie  Bracy
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Principal's Bio


The staff at Silverdale Elementary School welcomes you and your family to the 2014-2015 School Year.  We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student.  We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students.  Learning is not an easy process! It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new experiences.  Learning involves hard work by everyone, the teacher, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student. 

At Silverdale, we value and challenge each student and provide opportunities for success.  Instruction is based on the NC Standard Course of Study and the Common Core.  We also focus on preparing our students to function in an ever changing world, which include equipping our students to be collaborative workers, self-directed learners, participants in society, information processors, effective communicators, and complex thinkers.  Our students’ success is the center of all we do. Our students and staff engage in the leadership strategies of Stephen Covey by implementing the 7 Habits and The Leader in Me program.

We continue to strive for greatness through The Leader in Me Model. The Leader in Me is a school-wide process that develops staff and students as leaders and thereby transforms the culture and performance of the school. This model emphasizes a culture of empowerment and helps each child unbridle their full potential, be a positive influence on others, and use his or her individual gifts to better the world. The engagement with The Leader in Me is a  process with coaching and professional development provided to ensure quality implementation for many years to come. By applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, students and teachers are able to internalize leadership principles that develop the skills students need for success in the 21st century. 

The 7 Habits are as follows:

Habit 1:  Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)

Habit 2:  Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

Habit 3:  Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

Habit 4:  Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

Habit 5:  Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood (Listen Before You Speak)

Habit 6:  Synergize (Together Is Better)

Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

The implementation of The 7 Habits will enhance the rigorous curriculum, differentiated instruction and nurturing environment that we already have in place at Silverdale Elementary School. 

I look forward to our journey and our partnership with you, the parents and caregivers of our most precious gifts…the students in which we are so honored to serve. Your active support and participation is encouraged and appreciated in the continual educational process for your child.

I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.  Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (910) 326- 5146 or


Beginning with the End in Mind,

Kristie Bracy