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August 2018

Dear Brewster Elementary Staff and Families,

Welcome to a new school year at Brewster Elementary. Our school theme this year is Dream it, Believe It, Achieve it! This theme was chosen by a Brewster student and sets a tone for excellence this year! Our school family is eager to enjoy the journey of learning and we are honored to partner with families and our community to provide a world-class education to each student that enters Brewster Elementary.

For those I have yet to meet, I offer this small snapshot into my personal and professional life. Personally, I am a proud wife and mother and owe my success to the support of my family! They support my passion for being in education and allow me to challenge myself and live my dream. Next year my daughter, Ellie, will begin her college journey at Oakland University, and my son, Bobby, will be a sophomore at Stoney Creek High School. Ellie continues to live into her passion of riding horses, often bareback, and Bobby can’t get enough of the ice while sharpening his skills for his hockey season. In our free time, you can find us playing with our dog, April, rooting for the Red Wings, or enjoying a DQ Blizzard or an Alibi pizza! These random, joyful moments are truly the best in our fast paced lives.

Professionally, I will be entering my 20th year with Rochester Community Schools. I have 9 years teaching first grade and 6 years serving as a learning consultant at Hugger Elementary. Living my dream of serving as an elementary principal I have supported Long Meadow Elementary for three years and am entering my second year as a Brewster Bulldog! I couldn't be more blessed and fortunate to serve this phenomenal school and district.  I have my Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and my Masters in Teaching and Learning from Marygrove College. My Education Specialist degree in Leadership is from Oakland University. Go Grizzlies! I love to learn and hope to continue further educational goals after my kids enjoy their college careers.

Brewster is a school of excellence through service, learning, and community. It is my intent to grow relationships and continue the traditions of excellence that make Brewster a very special place to learn. My door will be open. I will listen and learn about your hopes and dreams for our school. Your voice will be heard and respected, and your constructive feedback will be appreciated. I value genuine collaboration and feel it is the best way to build upon a positive school culture. Please stop in, send an email, or give me a call and connect!

I promise to be a leader that is visible, approachable, and honest. I will give you my all, and encourage, challenge, and support every one of us to be the best we can be for each and every child, every day at Brewster.

Thank you for allowing me to serve the Brewster Elementary school community. I am honored and humbled.


Kelly E. Dessy