Principal's Welcome



2018-19 Principal's Welcome from Heidi Bergener

July 15, 2018

Dear Village Elementary School Parents and Community, 

It is with great honor and pride that I welcome you back to the 2018-2019 school year at Village Elementary School (VES). My name is Dr. Heidi Bergener and I come to VES as the new Principal, eager to work with our talented and passionate staff, students, parents, community members and educational partners, to co-create a world-class educational institution.

Continuing Village Elementary School’s legacy of excellence, which can be defined as- affording our students a source of inspirational learning, meeting the varying needs of ALL students, and welcoming and valuing each person who enters our campus, is going to take a joint effort. Collectively, we will ensure the social, emotional and physical safety and security of our students and staff, as well as maximize the learning and development experience of ALL students.  We will focus on the health and wellness of our community through developing our character education implementation, redefining and practicing safety protocols and procedures, and building a school community culture that celebrates our uniqueness and ensures equitable learning practices. This year, as a staff and district, we will hone in on our skills of differentiating instruction to meet our students’ varying social, emotional and academic needs (MTSS- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support), use multiple forms of data to drive instruction and curricular programming, and provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous and engaging manner, so that we can continue to increase achievement and create limitless opportunities for ALL students to thrive.

My primary goal as the new principal is to build strong relationships with Village Elementary School staff members, students, parents, community members and educational partners. This means much of my time will be spent meeting and greeting before and after school, walking classrooms, and monitoring the playground. I will remain highly-visible; looking, listening and taking notes.  As a staff, we will continue to work closely with our gracious and tenacious Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) to provide valuable enrichment and extension instructional programming to our students. Please consider getting involved in Village’s educational community’s efforts to provide a world class education- through donations of time and resources. Together, we make a HUGE difference in the educational experience of our students.

Lastly, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-staff members, students, parents, community members and educational partners-are excited to be here, and most of all, feel welcomed!  This positive and contagious attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have or commendations that you would like to share.

I look forward to working with you as a team ensuring a world-class education for each student at Village Elementary School.

With endless enthusiasm and best regards,

Heidi Bergener, Ed. D.