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Welcome to Bill Brown Elementary

Dear Parents and Students,
 
As the new Principal of Bill Brown Elementary School, it is an honor to continue to serve our community and work with the families of Bill Brown Elementary. The past two years I have served as the Bill Brown assistant principal.  Prior to Bill Brown Elementary, I taught Algebra I for eight years at Smithson Valley High School.  My first two years in Comal ISD I taught Math for Spring Branch Middle School.  My husband and I have lived in the Hill Country and San Antonio area for the past 13 years.  We have two daughters, Margaret and Frances.  
 
As we embark into the new school year I wanted to share with you, we will be departmentalizing second grade.  As our staff strives for continuous improvement in equipping our students to be engaged, life-long learners, discussions have been taking place with our second grade team since the spring about departmentalizing subjects by teachers.  This past year we departmentalized third grade and witnessed great success for our third grade students.  The benefits of teachers focusing on fewer subjects to plan and teach is an enhancement for student learning.  Benefits for students include more focused planning of lessons, strength in teacher ability and delivery, movement in their day, and learning from multiple educators.  All in all, we feel that this is a win-win for students and teachers.
 
I am excited to meet the new families of Bill Brown and I will be excited to see the smiling faces as they walk through front doors as we begin the new year.  I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.   I believe parents and teachers working together is an essential element for student success.  Open and clear communication between school and home is important for our students. Together, we can make this the best year yet!
 
Please look for important information through Trailblazer Times, teacher newsletters, and the campus website.
 
Thank you,
 
Jillian Jurica, Principal
Bill Brown Elementary School

At A Glance

  • 700 Student Enrollment
  • Cursive Curriculum
  • music Strings Program
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Chess Program
  • art Art Programs
  • Critical writing across content
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Trailblazer Times Nov. 19, 2018

Have you seen this week's Trailblazer Times? Every week we will post our Trailblazer Times to give you important information about events, news, and reminders. Never miss another event or announcement at Bill Brown Elementary.
governor abbott shaking teachers hand

Governor Abbott Listens to Comal ISD Teachers

A week before school began, seven Comal ISD teachers sat down with Governor Greg Abbott for one-on-one roundtable discussions about education issues including teacher pay, early education, special education and school finance.
Homebound Teachers

Homebound Teachers, Unsung Heroes

While their anthem song may be “On the Road Again,” their heart song is probably “Imagine” by John Lennon or “What aWonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. As they travel the backroads, highways and creek beds that make up the Comal Independent School District, they offer a unique perspective on education, students and families.
Student making Corn Husk Dolls

Comal ISD Heritage Night a Big Hit

The excitement of fall was in the air October 9 as Goodwin Frazier Elementary School hosted its annual Heritage Night. The event served as a celebration of New Braunfels’ history, including the smells, sounds and sights of local food, music and dance.
Picture of Mrs. Watkins

SVHS teacher receives Outstanding Educator Award

Kirsten Watkins, who teaches AP English and English III at Smithson Valley High School, was recently selected as a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award winner, based on a nomination written by one of her former students.
joe mckenna

Comal ISD Hires Director of Safety & Security

As students and parents prepare for back to school, the Comal Independent School District welcomes its first Director of Safety and Security, Joe McKenna, Ph.D. McKenna is leaving his post as the associate director of research and education at Texas State University’s Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to take on this new role for the district.