Award Year: 2020

Bradley Elementary School

1 Bradley Circle
Fort Leavenworth, KS, 66027-1415

(913) 651-6915

Dr. Michaela Culkin, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Mike L Burrow, Current Principal

Ft Leavenworth USD 207

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Bradley's mission is to develop a community of continuous learners and leaders today and tomorrow.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 59%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Two or more races: 30%
Teachers show students their love when schools closed last spring.

Teachers show students their love when schools closed last spring.

At Bradley Elementary we are unique in the fact that we are a public school located on a military installation. The base houses the Command and General Staff College which is a one-year program. This translates to about half of our student population changing every year. Because of this fact we know that there is a sense of urgency in building relationships and learning how our students are progressing academically.

We understand that we must first build relationships with our students and have adopted The Leader in Me program. We teach our students The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Individuals and provide them with school leadership opportunities. Students are able to tap into their genius and work on innovation teams that allow students to explore their passions while making the school a better place.

Our teachers focus on state standards and utilize researched-based curricular resources. Professional learning is geared towards highly effective instructional practices, utilizing data to drive our instruction. As a staff we focus on the work of John Hattie's effect sizes as well as the Marzano Institute's New Art and Science of Teaching. We use our universal screener to progress monitor our students throughout the year. Our teachers quickly gain a baseline on students and begin interventions as a priority. Teacher teams collaborate on data from common assessments and work together to meet the needs of all students in the grade level. In addition, we partner with our parent community in the education of their child.