Principal's Message

August 2021

 Dear Utsalady Families and Friends,

It is with heart-felt warmth and excitement that I share my August principal message to welcome new and returning families to the 2021-2022 school year. I am excited to begin my 3rd year at Utsalady. I am one of many Utsalady team members focused on our shared commitment to social emotional learning and student achievement. For the past twenty-five (or more) years, I have been dedicated to kids and education.


Over the past year plus several months we've experienced extraordinary circumstances and challenges.Through all of this I've been continually impressed by our Utsalady community. I've learned that our students and community are resilient and strong. All of us care deeply about students and student learning.


This year we are excited to offer family connection meetings for all of our Utsalady students grades K-5. These meetings are set aside for students and families to meet their teachers. You will have an opportunity to share celebrations and hopes for the school year. Please take a minute to review the details below on how to schedule a time.


Very soon the sounds of our learners will fill our hallways and classrooms. I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of smiling faces as we spend these last few days before school starts engaged in preparation to be ready for all students and families.




Julie Echols

Proud Utsalady Principal