Principal's Message


Mrs. Kirsten Phillips,  Principal

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Hello Chargers!

Welcome to Charles Elementary, one of 6 RCS elementary schools. We are honored you have checked in to see what is happening at the home of the Chargers.  You have landed on the Principal's Corner.  Here you can learn more information, follow, and contact Kirsten Phillips; Principal of Charles Elementary. 

I am currently in my 18th year with Richmond Community Schools.  I have been blessed with many opportunities with RCS including; K-3 teaching experiences, in-depth training in technology as an eLearning Specialist, RCS District Reading Coach training , and an IPLI graduate to highlight a few.  All of these experiences have helped mold this path to leadership.  I am currently in my fourth year as an RCS administrator.   

I strongly believe that we will #bethedifference with our students when we model and teach the 21st century skills.  Our students are facing many challenges in our world that we did not face as children.  Teaching looks and should be different from what we had as students.  With a growth mind set and commitments to teaching current best practices, that spiral around innovative thinking, we will move our students beyond the classroom.  We are guiding our students for a pathway of learning to a future of limitless possibilities.  We must be ahead of them in order for them to get there!  This is my promise as the leader of Charles Elementary; to be #futureready! 

I invite you to visit our school via social media by following us on Twitter @wercharles and #wercharles.  Keep up to date with current events on our Facebook page @charleselementary  

Thank you for visiting,  

Mrs. Kirsten Phillips 

"Ultimately, your leadership in a culture of change will be judged as effective or ineffective not by who you are as a leader but what leadership you produce in others" (Michael Fullan, 2001).