Welcome to Brookside Elementary School!


Dear Families, Students and Friends


As the new Principal of Brookside Elementary School, it is an honor to become a new member of the Bobcat Community. During these past few weeks, I have had many interactions with faculty and students. From these conversations, it is clear that there is a commitment between all stakeholders to provide a respectful, responsible, and collaborative community. Students learn in a safe and secure environment, and there is a commitment to meeting high academic standards and to increasing student independence. I intend to do my very best to work closely with families, students and staff to honor these commitments to our children. 


As a Ukiah High School graduate, and as a graduate of Mendocino College, it is a thrill and an honor to return to this beautiful area to become your principal! My background includes teaching 1st through 4th grades and high school reading, and most recently, serving as principal for children in kindergarten through grade 8. I have also worked for the Sacramento County Office of Education, supporting teachers and principals to deliver high quality, standards-based instruction. I believe that every member of our District's educational community, including every family member, plays an important role in the development of our students, and that we must work together to ensure their success. The teacher's role in delivering high quality, standards-based instruction is key to our students' academic achievement. Mrs. Hammond and I are already working together to continue the delivery of high quality, standards-based instruction at Brookside.


When my three children were in school, I wanted them to have the best education possible. Parents want the best for our families, and I will support our staff members as they provide the best education for your children, just as we would do if our own children attended Brookside. 


Communication is an essential component of success. As a community, we must continue to regularly share ideas, share concerns, and communicate and collaborate openly. Please feel free to contact me with ideas, concerns, and comments. You can reach me this summer at kathleencrossman@willitsunified.com. I hope to see you often throughout the next school year. Please volunteer as much as possible; we need you! 


Most sincerely, 

Kathy Crossman










Recent Announcements

  • Date that TK/Kindergarten Students can ride the bus will be Monday, September 12th. Transitional Kinder and Kindergarten Students will not be able to ride the bus until Monday, September 12th. 
    Posted Aug 12, 2016, 10:50 AM by Amanda Maciel
  • Halloween Costume Parade will be Monday, October 31st. The annual Brookside Halloween Costume Parade will be on Monday, October 31st. 
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 3:27 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • The COLOR RUN will be on Saturday, October 29th! Sponsored by PTO Color Run on Saturday, October 29th at WHS track! 
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 3:17 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • SPOOKY STORY NIGHT Thursday, October 27th! Spooky Story Night will be on Thursday, October 27th.Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun time of spooky stories, games and treats!!! Costumes are encouraged!!! 
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 3:13 PM by Amanda Maciel
  • Book Giveaway Sponsored by the PTO will be on October 13th and 14th. PTO will be hosting it's first Book Giveaway of the 16/17 school year on October 13th and 14th. Each child will get to pick out a new book ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2016, 11:14 AM by Amanda Maciel
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