Brimhall Principal's Message

I believe in learning! I believe that each child learns in unique ways, at different speeds, and with varied interests. I believe how we feel about ourselves and each other impacts our learning, and I believe that the parent-teacher-youth connection can transform a child’s world.

In my last position at Equity Alliance MN, I provided professional learning for teachers and administrators that expanded our collective and personal understanding of race and culture from the classroom to the boardroom. The learning was always based in self-reflection. How did my racial and cultural presence as a white, gay woman influence how I responded to each person I met? And how did my presence influence others’ reactions to me?

This experience and my years in education as a teacher and leader helped me shape my hopes, dreams, and goals for Brimhall Elementary.  My goals are that we will see, honor, and respect the human dignity of every community member, that we will hold high expectations for every young scholar, and that we support him/her/them on their paths to success.  Together, we will be a community of learners.

Mary A. Bussman, PhD
Principal, Brimhall Elementary School
Roseville Area Schools
Quality Teaching and Learning for All…Equity in All We Do