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Principal's Message

Welcome to Carrollton Elementary School, home of the Cardinals!  I am excited and proud to be principal of this outstanding school!  Carrollton is a fully accredited elementary school and our school community is very proud of this achievement!  

I recently joined the CAES team on August 20, 2015.  I came from Poquoson City Schools where I served as a school administrator for  8 years.  Prior to that, I was a classroom teacher with Hampton City Schools teaching grades 3-5 for 9 years.  Before education I worked in the banking realm for approximately 9 years.  My father was in the military so I am very familiar with deployments, living overseas, moving, and all that goes with growing up as a military dependent.  In fact, we spent approximately 10 years living in Germany, three different tours.

I have quickly learned that this is an amazing school with truly inspired and loving teachers as well as incredible students with supportive families.  I look forward to each and every day with your children.  Please don't hesitate to call or email me.  I have an open door policy and enjoy and look forward to hearing from parents and students.  My phone number is 757-357-8850 and my email address is

Keeping Informed
I feel it is extremely important to keep parents informed and letting them know what is happening at school as well as upcoming events.  I send out an e-mail to parents each Sunday with information for the upcoming week.  I also send out phone notifications with reminders, save the dates, and other important information on a regular basis.  If you are not receiving these, please send a note in with your child with the correct e-mail or phone number so we can add or change it in our system.   

In order to keep informed, please take time to read our monthly school newsletter, The Cardinal Connection.  This is a PTA publication that is sent home monthly and posted on the website.  It provides parents with a great deal of important information on the many projects our PTA is working on and upcoming events at CAES.  If you haven't joined our PTA, please consider doing so.  The cost is $6.00 and this is a great way to show your support for our PTA, our school, teahcers, and especially our students.

Email is also a popular way of keeping informed. If you have difficulty finding an employee’s email address, you can type “first name inital last” (with no spaces) and, in most cases, that will get your email to the intended recipient. 
I look forward to getting to know the CAES family and working with you and your child this year!  This is going to be an awesome year!
Carla A. Berrier