About Powell Elementary
School Colors: Purple & White
School Mascot: Panther
Powell Elementary School opened in the fall of 1994. Our first Principal was Dr. Dianne Reed, and our first Assistant Principal was Mrs. Kim Mellor. Powell Elementary School began that first year housed at Galatas Elementary. There were two classes per room, one a Galatas Elementary class, and one a Powell Elementary class. Construction was finally completed and students and staff were able to move into the new school building at 7332 Cochran’s Crossing Drive over the Thanksgiving holidays. On January 30, 1995, General Colin Powell, was in attendance at the dedication of the new facility. Powell Elementary had an enrollment of about 300 students at that time. As General Powell entered the gym, the students were singing and waving American flags. It was truly an extraordinary experience! Mrs. Erin Mathe is serving as Powell Elementary’s Principal, and Mrs. Lora Sims is Powell Elementary’s Assistant Principal.
At Powell Elementary, we are dedicated to providing a positive learning environment that empowers students to strive for excellence, accept others, and treat everyone with kindness. Our goal is to encourage all students to persevere academically and be responsible citizens in our school, community, and the world around them!
The vision of Powell Elementary is to be a supportive, inclusive and intentional school community through:
- collaboration that provides consistent instructional practices to ensure daily learning and individual growth;
- focused instruction with high expectations that meets the needs of a diverse student population;
- cooperative partnerships with staff, parents, and the community to ensure a safe learning environment; and
- fostering compassion and character development through strong classroom communities.