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Superintendent's Message - New Elementary Principal


I am happy to announce that the BCES Elementary School Based Decision Making Council and I met yesterday evening. The council voted unanimously to accept my recommendation for Kim Coyle to be the next principal of BCES. Kim is student centered, passionate about teaching and learning and takes pride in building relationships. She has always wanted to work in a LeaderInMe school. She knows how important it is to have a growth mindset, build capacity in others and promote a positive school climate. She begins with the end in mind. We all know that teamwork makes the dream work!

The 2022-23 school year is going to be fantastic. Enjoy your summer. Rest, relax and rejuvenate! Stay healthy! I am attaching what Kim wrote below along with a photo as an introduction to members of the BCES staff and the Pirate family overall. Please join me in welcoming Kim Coyle to the Pirate family. She is super excited to join us. We are looking forward to great things at BCES under her leadership.


Dr. Hatchett



My name is Kim Coyle and I am excited to start this journey at BCES as the elementary principal. I have lived in Madison County since I was 11 years ol

dd. This is a special place to me because it is not only where I grew up but where my husband and I have raised our three kids. I consider it an honor to have this opportunity to be a part of the Berea Community family. 

My service in education has been utilized for the past 11 years in elementary schools. I have taught in the classroom for five years, served as the RTI Coordinator for two years, and have currently served as the school counselor for the past four years where I was also the Building Assessment Coordinator, Student Teacher Assistant Team Lead, and 504 Coordinator. With these opportunities, I have gained experience and a wide skill set in the development of children and how to help them succeed in their future dreams while focusing on the whole child. I believe these skills combined with the importance of teamwork are what envelopes the essentials to help lead a school. 

My greatest gift is loving people, especially children. When we take the time to build relationships with students, we begin to lay the foundation to amazing success. Beyond my experience, I believe in the empowerment of others and the deep importance of a school’s culture. We all need one another to bring greater achievement for all. Having a lifelong passion to build community and empowering people to believe.

New Elementary Principal Kim Coyle

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