Administration
  • Dina Cegelka, PrincipalDina Cegelka, Principal
    Welcome to Buckeye Elementary School!   

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Buckeye Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with rich traditions that has produced so many outstanding students.

    During these past few weeks, I have had many interactions with parents, teachers and students. From these conversations, it is clear that Buckeye is a community passionate about student success and all stakeholders are here to provide the best possible academic experience for our students. I look forward to fostering these relationships and working with teachers and staff to provide a world-class educational experience for each child.

    I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than eight years with a specific concentration in middle grades English Language Arts and History. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by two years of successful leadership as an Elementary Assistant Principal at Sundance Elementary. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Buckeye Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

    Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at BES by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, Common Core skills, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of newly adopted direct instruction strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

    All of us at Buckeye Elementary are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

    I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an awesome school community.

  • Katie PrestonKatie Preston
    Assistant Principal