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Mrs. Brittenie Polk, Principal
Welcome to Chalmers Elementary! I am excited to begin my third year as Principal at Chalmers.
My husband James and I and have two daughters: Landrie-11 and Bristol-8. We have a four legged family member, our dog Sullivan (Sully). We have lived in Gainesville for two years and we love this town and community. I know we are in the right place and love the Gainesville community.
Prior to coming to Gainesville, I attended West Texas A&M University where I received my Bachelors in History with a Minor in Education. I played college basketball while at WT. I received my Masters from ACU. I began my teaching career at Kennedale High School, teaching US History and World Geography and coaching, for 3 years. From there I stopped coaching to focus on the classroom, moving the Kennedale Junior High teaching US History for 4 more years. While teaching at KJH, I completed my masters and did my internship my last year of teaching. From there we moved to Snyder High School where I served as an Assistant Principal for 3 years and then was named Princpal of Snyder High School.
I believe all students have the potential to learn and be successful and I am proud to be a Leopard at Chalmers Elementary.