Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Northcutt Families,

It is my pleasure as your new school site principal to welcome you to Northcutt Elementary School. We will continue to focus on the development of the whole child, including academic success, socio-emotional well-being, and preparing for college and career readiness. These components are encapsulated in our motto: Community. Commitment. Character.  Northcutt Elementary is an amazing school with a dedicated staff. I am honored to be a part of the educational team.

We start the 2021-22 school year looking forward to working with students in-person for a full day of instruction. Our dedicated staff is ready with engaging activities and lessons, and we have our protocols in place to ensure that students and staff can attend safely. We will continue to provide a quality learning experience for students in an environment where teamwork, problem solving, responsibility, and respect are valued.

Families are very important in their children’s educational journey. Research suggests that successful students are supported in their learning with the help of involved family members. Opportunities to discuss the day, read to family members, or be read to by others all build stronger connections. When we can get the school, the home, and the students to work together, we have the right recipe for academic and social success. We use the ParentSquare app to send updates and communication, so please make sure your contact information is updated in the parent portal (

In addition to reading competitions and academic events for students, Northcutt Elementary offers events for the whole family. We hope to continue many of our regular events and activities when it is safe to do so. Standard events, such as Back-to-School Night and Open House, are accompanied by activities including Family Skate Nights, student concerts, and a Spring Carnival. Parents and other family members may also participate in some of our involvement opportunities such as PTA, English Learner Advisory Committee, or School Site Council.

On behalf of the Northcutt Elementary staff, I would like to wish you a sensational school year. Go Bulldogs!


Brian Ladd