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Principal’s Message

It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the principal of Bolivar Road Elementary and return to the Chittenango community.  As a district alumni,  I am honored to take on this role at such a child and community centered, high achieving school.  I am committed to continuing all the amazing things that are happening here at school and I am proud to be amongst the dedicated professionals at Bolivar Road. 

With over 13 years of experience as a school psychologist, behavior specialist and elementary principal,  I am dedicated to building relationships with students, staff, families and community members.  As an educational leader, I am committed to educating the whole child.  I value high quality literacy instruction, data informed teaching practices and supporting student’s social and emotional needs. I look forward to being part of the Bolivar Road team and will strive to create a safe and engaging learning environment in which all students are welcomed, nurtured and given all opportunities to succeed. 

I am proud to share my four educational values with you.  I am truly passionate in these four beliefs and I will employ these in all that I do each day with your children and the staff at Bolivar Road. 

Equity: All children are capable of learning and able to achieve high levels of academic success.

Excellence: The school, and the adults comprised, control the factors necessary to ensure student mastery of the content.

Example: The adults within the school will model the learning behavior expected from the students. Educators are self-reflective, vulnerable, and show a passion to grow personally and professionally.

Empathy: All staff members are capable of creating caring connections that empower students. We must choose to be compassionate. A relationship with one child can change a child’s path.

Quality home and school communication is a top priority.  Your child’s education is a partnership between home and school, and you can expect regular communication from me and the teaching staff.  I value feedback and I am eager to get to know you all and form trusting relationships to best support your children and Bolivar Road. 


Kara M. May



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