I once again have had the honor of being the Principal of a school that I love.  Briarlake has built a community of excellence.  We take pride in being a collaborative school where everyone works to ensure Briarlake is a school operating in excellence.  The Briarlake family is culturally diverse and embraces the differences in others and strives to nurture the best in everyone.  We have much to be proud of at Briarlake. My new saying is, “We are a small school doing big things!”


The success of our students and Briarlake is grounded in our exceptional staff and the sustainable partnerships we have with our teachers, families and community.  I am grateful that we have such an amazing relationship with each of them, and we will continue to strive to be the type of school that our families can be proud to send their children to year after year. 


Our entire staff works very hard to create a positive environment where every person’s unique strengths and talents are celebrated.  We have a culture of high expectations for students and staff alike. It is our sincere goal that every student not only develop academic competencies, but also develop soft skills that assist with the skills necessary to be successful in anything they do as we prepare them to be contributors of our near future. The combination of focusing on our students’ academic success as well as their exposure to our uniquely relevant STEM curriculum, experiences and services beyond the walls of BES, and social/emotional well-being creates an environment where our students do amazing things every year!


As you peruse this site, I am sure you will learn a great deal about the day-in-the-life of a Briarlake student. Our school is truly amazing, and I am honored to be a part of the tradition of success that has been built over the years. I am proud to serve as your Principal and grateful to have the opportunity to work with an exceptional set of students, staff and parent community!


My Best,

Jamela Lewis, Principal

Briarlake Elementary

One School. One Community. One Success.