Principal's Message

willie cookWelcome to the 2017-18 school year at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School where the Eagles are soaring high. I am Principal Willie Cooks. I look forward to meeting each of you as we collaboratively educate our future World Wide leaders.

We believe ‘The very best are at Berta’. What helps make us the best are the great staff, our students, parents and our generous community partners. Berta is a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports school (PBIS). PBIS is an evidence-based, data- driven framework that provides evidence to help reduce disciplinary incidents, increase school safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for ALL students ( As a PBIS school, our key elements are Be Responsible, Encourage Others, Show Respect, and Take Pride.

In August, our faculty and staff will receive every student with excitement as they walk through our doors for the start to a new school year. We will provide a very rigorous and life changing curriculum, which will demand the highest performance expectations in academics, personal conduct, and self-responsibility.

To make this happen, the faculty, parents, community, and Partners-In-Education will work as a team to ensure our students learn and become productive citizens. We are committed to excellence and will expect nothing less from our scholars.

Come soar with the Eagles as we change lives in a manner that is reflective of positive expectations and 21st Century learning.

Willie Cooks
Berta Weathersbee Elementary School
“I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my expectations!” Stephen Covey