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Welcome to Bedford Elementary

Welcome to Bedford Elementary, a 2010 National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence School. I am the principal, Dana Nally. Our elementary school is composed of grades PreK-5. We have two sections of every grade level except for kindergarten and 1st grade,  which have three sections.   We have approximately 284 students enrolled and also house Little Dawgs Preschool on our campus. Bedford Elementary employs excellent teachers and staff to assist our students in meeting educational goals and provide a quality well-rounded program that is rooted in a rigorous standards-based curriculum. Our mission is to ensure the academic success of all students. Together we encourage each child to aspire to his or her highest potential in a safe and engaging environment. We strive to provide opportunities for our students to be successful learners in the 21st Century.

At Bedford Elementary, we strongly believe in providing leadership opportunities for our students. Through our Leaders of The Pack program, we strive to unlock the potential in every Bedford Elementary student by giving them opportunities to lead, love, and learn.  We believe that our awesome students can achieve great things if given the tools to become leaders in our school, communities, and homes.  We have ranked at "High-Performing" for the last 5 years on the Iowa School Report Card, which only 15% of the schools in the State Iowa have that distinguished ranking!

The teachers are dedicated to their profession and have focused on various areas of professional development throughout the year to provide outstanding instruction to our students. Areas our teachers have training in and are effectively implementing in the classrooms include: Iowa Core Curriculum/ Common Core,  Leaders of The Pack, PWIM (Picture Word Inductive Model), Kagan Cooperative Learning, Read/Think/Talk Alouds, Composing Talk Alouds, Better Answers Writing, daily K-5 literacy interventions, and integration of technology into our elementary classrooms. We continue to strive to learn new strategies to incorporate into our classrooms. Each grade level in our K-2 classrooms have an iPad cart so every child can utilize an iPad in the classroom to enhance their learning.  Each grade level in our 3-5 classrooms have a chrome book cart that the students utilize to enhance their learning opportunities.  Bedford elementary is truly preparing our students for life outside the elementary doors.

Bedford Elementary is a great school where meeting the needs of all of our students is our number one priority. I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school and witness for yourself all the amazing things our students are learning and experiencing. Our doors are always open so stop by and visit Bedford Elementary, home of the Bulldogs!

Dana Nally

Pre-K-5 Principal