Principal's Message

Last Updated: 11/15/2019 7:30 PM


Hello Burris Elementary School!!  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal at BES. As a lifelong educator, I am excited for this opportunity to serve the students and staff at Burris and continue the amazing work being done across MCS. Having come from a background in upper elementary and most recently serving as assistant principal at Mitchell Junior High, I look forward to settling in and getting to know the families and students of Burris Elementary.

Burris Elementary is an upper elementary school that services students in grades 3, 4, and 5 in the Mitchell Community School district.  We have a staff of amazing teachers who work tirelessly to provide quality education to our students. The current focus is Math and Reading instruction while integrating important life skills such as communication and collaboration. Although COVID-19 has impacted our school to a certain degree, our students continue to receive top notch instruction in a safe and caring environment.  

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me with any questions or concerns.


Mrs. Melissa Gilbert, Burris Elementary School Principal

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