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A Welcome Message from Mr. Beard

Welcome to Birdneck Elementary School’s Web site! I hope you will enjoy your visit and will find the pages both informative and helpful.

Serving the students and parents of Birdneck includes seven years as a teacher.   When I retired from the Navy in 1991, I retired on Friday and was in a classroom the following Monday morning.  I served as a sixth grade classroom teacher at Birdneck and a couple years later moved into fifth grade. 

I consider it a privilege to serve both you and your child as the principal of Birdneck Elementary School.   From my experience as an educator and a parent, only with the partnership of home and school can our children meet their highest potential. To meet this goal we must communicate frequently. You can expect monthly communication from me to keep you informed of special programs and events coming up at school. Your child’s teacher will keep you informed of your child’s progress in the classroom concerning growth both academically and socially. Together we can help our students reach their full potential in all areas in their lives. Teamwork is the foundation of an exemplary school which Birdneck is!  

Enjoy your visit to the Birdneck Elementary Web site. Please stop by for a visit to experience the positive, warm, and nurturing atmosphere Birdneck provides for our children to grow and learn. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of working with your child. As principal, I will always do my part in providing an atmosphere of love, encouragement, and support for each one of “my children” at Birdneck.


Irvin “Irv” Beard

January 3, 2014
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