Principal's Message

Welcome to the school year. I hope summer brought you much needed relaxation, entertainment, and quality family time. I’m so excited to see you all​.

​BKE is a great place for students to learn and grow academically, learn effective leadership skills, and grow into students with high moral character. Our school is unique because it is a family, dedicated to our ultimate goal of fostering staff and students that can think critically and ethically in any given situation with empathy for others.

By demonstrating strong moral character when nobody's watching, through exhibiting a virtue of justice by caring for others, showing integrity through our words and actions and by revealing courage in one’s own behavior, our school creates an intentional community focused on our creed; this is our touchstone, what we live by, this is our reality. We build strong connections through our shared moral identity to ensure our mission is achieved.

My passions are:

  • Being relentless in our pursuit of maintaining our positive family culture

  • Instilling the belief that every person in our building has the power and ability to help our students and influence their lives

  • The belief that it isn’t programs that teach kids- its educators. An outstanding teacher is better than any program….

  • We are stronger and better collectively than we are as individuals

  • Providing every student with rich learning opportunities and preparing them to excel in the next phase of their educational experience


If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen for you, to you, and because of you.

~T. Alan Armstrong


    Dr. Paslay