Principal's Message

Principal Alicia CecilWelcome to South Anna Elementary, home of the Spirit Riders. I am excited to begin my fourth year serving as principal for this special school community. It is a privilege to work with motivated students, dedicated faculty and staff, supportive parents, and an involved community. The 2018-2019 school year holds much promise. Together as a team, we can make each day a great day for learning for each child.

Each year we select a theme to unite our school community, build spirit, and serve as a focus for learning and achievement. This year’s theme is “Full STEAM Ahead.” It reflects our commitment to relevant, innovative instruction to produce critical thinkers and problems solvers. It builds on last year’s focus of integrating science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math into active learning in classrooms and the Innovation Studio. We encourage all students to inquire, investigate, imagine, create, collaborate, solve, and share. We are also full steam ahead in our efforts to promote positive behavior, quality relationships, and good citizenship. We will keep students on track as we foster a caring, safe, respectful learning environment and model and instill respect, responsibility, kindness, and perseverance. 

Our mission is to create lifelong learners and to empower all students to reach their maximum potential. We challenge all of our Spirit Riders to live our school motto: Do your best; be your best. We welcome you to come aboard this year and volunteer your time and talents, join the PTA, and attend school events. We look forward to creating lasting relationships and memories as we work with you and your child(ren) this year. 

If there is any way that I can assist you, please contact me at (804) 749-4222. 

Your partner in education,

Mrs. Alicia Cecil, SAES Principal

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