January 2, 2024
Dear Bradley International Community,
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Bradley International Principal and to join this community. I hope you had a wonderful winter break and found some time to enjoy it with your families. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and serving the Bradley community. I believe that all students can succeed especially with a positive partnership between home and school.
While meeting staff, students and families during the interview process, it is evident that Bradley has a dedicated community with strong values. My goal is to continue to build on these values, strong instructional excellence and promote productive and self-motivated students. I bring eighteen years of experience in education including special education, general education, gifted and talented education, instructional coaching, professional development, and organizational leadership.
I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to effectively communicate with families and community members. I will be meeting with families, students, and staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student growth and achievement, school climate, and communication. Our first Meet and Greet opportunity will be coffee with the Principal on January 12th, from 7:45-8:15 a.m. in the library. Please feel free to stop by after dropping off your student/s to join the conversation. We will have Spanish and Arabic interpreters available.
I am looking forward to a fun year of learning together and welcoming the students back tomorrow. Please know that my door is always open to you. I welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year keeping our students at the heart of our work.
Kimberly Giese Ulery
Dear Bradley I.B. Families,
Welcome back Bradley Eagles to the 2023-2024 school year! We look forward to the first day of school on August 21st for grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade! ECE classes will start on Tuesday, August 22nd. The school day will be 7:40am – 2:40pm for all full-day ECE programs through 5th grades. ECE half-day programs will be from 7:40am – 10:40am for the morning classes and 11:40pm – 2:40pm for the afternoon classes. Please see the Bradley 2023-24 Calendar for important dates.
At Bradley, our cornerstone philosophy is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which focuses on integrated and rigorous units of inquiry. The Programme’sIB attitudes and attributes continue to be at the forefront, reminding us to be open-minded, patient, resilient and flexible. We continue to use the Ready curriculum for math and CKLA for our literacy curriculum, which have proven to be comprehensive and challenging. In addition to these, our teachers will also continue to supplement literacy with Accelerated Reader. Our teachers will be integrating social emotional teaching and learning strategies in order to continue to build positive classroom communities and ensure the health and well-being of every student. You will receive more classroom specific information during Back to School Night (see Bradley website for more details)!
Providing our students with high-quality instruction in an engaging learning environment remains our top priority. School information will be communicated through web-based applications such as SchoolDeets, School Messenger emails and voicemails, and the Bradley Website. Please let our office staff know if you are not receiving the School Deets or school-based emails, as this is our primary method of regular communication. Specific classroom information will also be sent in the weekly Friday Folders.
We are excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year with our award-winning John Irwin and National Blue Ribbon School staff and look forward to working with our Bradley families. We are committed to being one of the top schools in Colorado and our dedication to your children’s success is unwavering. We remain optimistic and will continue to offer support to our Bradley families during this school year.
We cannot wait to see all of our Bradley Eagles! Please contact the school office at (720) 424-9468 with any questions or concerns.
The Bradley Leadership Team