Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Brandon Gallagher
For those families I have not yet met, I come to Joplin having worked at each level within public schools in two other states. Over the course of the past decade, I have served as a middle and high school principal in California, as well as an elementary principal in Hawaii. Having worked with students and families at each level has confirmed my love of helping students to discover their paths in life. What I hope to be able to instill in Joplin is a love for the process of learning, including the experience of not succeeding, figuring out why, then finding success. While the content of learning is always important, I place a high personal value on the quality of the experience of learning and the development of students into complete people who are ready to interact in a dynamic world. Elementary school is one of the most entertaining environments to do this because of the natural curiousity and sense of discovery that comes with children of this age range.
As parents or community members, if you ever have a question or a need, please don't hesitate to stop by the school to talk to me. If school hours don't mesh up well with your schedule, please feel free to call or email me at any time.
Brandon Gallagher, Ed.D.
Principal, Joplin Elementary