Principal's Message

Principal Alicia CecilWelcome to South Anna Elementary, home of the Spirit Riders. I am excited to begin my sixth 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. During the 2020–2021 school year, we are committed to upholding our tradition of excellence while striving for continuous improvement. Together 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 nautical theme is “Charting the Course.” We begin the year in uncharted waters, returning to school in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, we will successfully navigate changes and challenges and chart our course to our goals- high academic expectations, social-emotional development, a culture of growth, and an inclusive, nurturing environment. As students “set sail for success,” they will experience relevant, innovative instruction and have opportunities to create, collaborate, communicate, problem solve, and think critically. Quality relationships, good citizenship, and positive behavior will serve as an anchor as we educate the whole child. We will ride the wave of our momentum and continuous movement towards our goals. Our commitment to love, respect, and support all of our students will serve as a guiding beacon. We will light the way for all Spirit Riders to navigate their own journey and reach their maximum potential as they live our school motto: Do your best; Be your best!  

We welcome you to set sail with us this September, join the PTA, become a business partner, and virtually attend school events. With your involvement and support, our journey will result in tremendous gains in learning and lasting memories with you and your child(ren). Together as a team, we will have smooth sailing and chart the course to excellence.  

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

Your partner in education,

Alicia Cecil, Principal

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