Greetings James Burd Parents and Families:

It is with great pride that I welcome you to James Burd Elementary School and our website. At James Burd, we strive for excellence for all of our students. The teachers and support staff believe that implementing differentiated strategies and using data to drive instruction is critical to the success of our diverse student population. Our endeavor is to engage all pupils every day in every way, maximize our instructional focus and set high expectations for all students so they can achieve success. Students are taught early on our school-wide 3 B’s of Burd: Be Safe, Be Ready, and Be Respectful.

We believe that all children can learn and deserve a safe, satisfying and successful educational experience.  High expectations for student achievement combined with sufficient support and intervention will result in academic proficiency and growth.

The teachers at James Burd are well known for building positive relationships with our students and community. As a team, we are committed to collaborating and communicating with parents/guardians on a consistent basis. By keeping the lines of communication open, we can actively work together for our children. We support, challenge and prepare our students as they progress to meet their educational goals. It is our expectation that when our students leave James Burd Elementary School, they have become lifelong learners.

I am honored and privileged to serve as Principal of James Burd Elementary School. I look forward to collaborating with you and welcome the opportunity to speak in person or via electronic means. Together, we will make this school year great for all students!

With Greyhound Pride,

Scott E. Shapiro Ed.D
717-530-2780 (Office)
717-753-0345 (Cell)
Scott.Shapiro@ship.k12.pa.us