Principal's Message


    Hello Bobcats!

    My name is Amy Bradshaw, and I have the privilege of being the principal of Barcelona Elementary School. I could not begin to explain how excited I am to be returning to in-person learning with our students for the 21-22 school year. I understand that the last two school years were difficult, and I look forward to partnering with you to overcome the impact on your child's education and future.

    I want to share with you three initiatives Barcelona is committed to this school year:

    SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)
    Barcelona is committed to supporting your student social and emotional learning. We understand the last two years have been difficult, and students have to be and feel safe to learn. All Barcelona teachers have been trained SEL and use the Character Strong Character Development curriculum daily. Students will study one character trait each month, and they will engage in daily lessons and discussions to educate the WHOLE child. Students will also take a daily "Temperature Check" on the Rhithm app, checking in with how they are doing internally. After the check-in, the app will provide students with a short mindfulness video to get them in a headspace to learn.

    Barcelona also has two full-time counselors on campus, Ms. Sylvia Mason and Mr. Carlos Perez. If your student may benefit from counseling support at any time, please reach out to the office and speak with them.

    Barcelona is proud to be Alhambra Elementary School District's one AVID-certified school. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap in schools, and we work to give every student a vision to go to college or pursue higher education. Teachers engage students in WICOR strategies during every lesson (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading). Students also have the opportunity to apply for the AVID Elective class, where they will learn how to organize themselves, their learning and receive tutoring to advance their academic careers. If you are interested in learning more about the AVID Elective, please reach out to me.

    Barcelona knows that many future career opportunities will be in the STEAM field and offers students K-8 STEAM opportunities. Barcelona is a Verizon School of Innovation, providing every student with an iPad to advance their learning. Barcelona also has a Verizon Innovative Learning Lab, where students learn coding, virtual reality, engineering practices, and robotics. We are proud to give every student the chance to experience the exciting world of STEAM.

    Thank you for trusting us to educate your student. We look forward to an exciting 23-24 school year and seeing all the great things your children can accomplish!


    Amy Bradshaw, Principal


  • Amy Bradshaw, Barcelona Middle Principal

    Amy Bradshaw, Principal