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Principal: Masako Christian


Welcome Back Mighty Tigers Families! We are excited to start this new school year Roaring to Excellence as we live out and walk in the legacy of Daisy Gatson Bates. We believe that purpose, greatness and excellence lies within our scholars of today and leaders of tomorrow. Our mission is set and our vision is cleared: To increase student achievement, decrease opportunity gaps, cultivate 21st century skills and produce contributing members of the global community. Thank you for partnering with us on this journey. Looking forward to an amazing school year with each of you right here at Daisy Bates Elementary School.  Remember: The Best is Yet to Come! 

See you soon,
Principal Masako Christian

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Assistant Principal: Amber Grimes

I have taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade.  I also served as a literacy coach at Oakbrooke Elementary.  I have four children ages 22, 20, 12, and 9.  I have been married to my husband Jeff for 25 years.  I love cats, Mexican food, working with children and Disney World.  My quote for the 2021-22 school year is “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”