Principal's Message

Dear South Elementary Parents, Family Members, and Friends,

Welcome back, we MISSED you!!

On behalf of our entire staff, we would like to welcome our students. It is with great honor and much enthusiasm that we announce the beginning of our 2021-22 school year! Vigorous planning, instructional design, and plain hard work has gone into preparing for a successful school year.

I am excited to be leading South Elementary as Principal! This will be my 10 th year in education. I began my career as a classroom teacher at North Elementary. Last year I accepted the position as Dean of Students and this year I am excited to announce I will be leading South Elementary as the school’s principal!

In addition to Ms. Cynthia Vaughn returning, Mr. Bob Buchheim and Mrs. Laura Warman are joining the administrative team. Both individuals have been employed within the district for some time and are excited to join the South family. The administrative team is excitingly anticipating the return of students and open partnership with guardians, parents, and the community.

Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to establish the legacy of success within Mt. Healthy by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on diversity and equity initiatives, high quality teaching, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in an engaging manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students' achievement. Everyone at South is eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever!  This year will focus on providing academic and enrichment experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  

As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

Below you will find important information pertaining to the start of the school year.

 Tuesday, August 17, 2021- First day of School 8:35 am-3:25 pm

o Students will not be allowed into the building before 8:35 am

o Breakfast is served from 8:35 am-8:50 am

o Students who arrive after 8:50 am will be marked tardy

 Wednesday, August 18, 2021

o Meet the Teacher Night 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

 The transportation department will be mailing bus information and passes to those students who will receive transportation to and from school

 The student supply list is on the website under Parent Resources

 An updated uniform policy is on the website

School attendance is imperative to your child’s success. Every absence from school interferes with your child’s opportunity to learn.

Chronic Absenteeism, usually defined by researchers as missing 10% or more of the school year (including excused and unexcused absences), has a significant negative effect on student achievement and may put a student at academic risk. “Be great, miss less than 8.”

Please do not forget to notify the school of your child’s absence by calling the attendance line at (513) 742-6016.


Brittany Dickerson


Mt. Healthy South Elementary