Banneker Principal Weekly Update
March 8 - March 12 (B-Week Specials)
Principal's Welcome Message and P2 Theme
I hope all students distance and hybrid had a great week. It was so sweet to see all of those book characters during Read Across America Week. We have a few spirit weeks left this month so be on the lookout for how your child can participate. This Thursday and Friday will be wearing our favorite sports team's gear. Go Niners! We are looking to fill the yearbook with great spirit pictures. Make sure to order your yearbook soon! I have included more details below. Did you know that we are already planning for next school year? If you know someone who needs to enroll at Banneker or know a family who enrolled in homeschool last year but wants to come back to Banneker next year, now is the time to preregister. Last week’s Positivity Project theme was Enthusiasm. This week's Positivity Project theme is Social Intelligence. Social Intelligence means you are aware of other peoples' thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things. Are you enjoying the "Best of Banneker" articles? This week we are highlighting Mr. Cornell and Mrs. Hamilton. Let's have a great week together.
Robert L. Carter, Principal
Positivity Project Resources for Families
The Best of Banneker- Bryan Cornell
This is my sixth year teaching at Banneker and my tenth year teaching in Loudoun County. Before I became a teacher, I grew up in northern New Jersey. When I was in 5th grade, I loved skateboarding, snowboarding, fishing, riding dirt bikes, and trying to keep out of trouble.
After high school, I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life. To be honest, teaching was never part of what I envisioned myself doing! I worked in my dad’s shop building snow plow trucks. I learned welding and mechanical skills. In my early 20s, I developed a passion for aviation and obtained my pilot’s license. I worked in construction for a few years and then decided I wanted to join the U.S. Coast Guard after the events of September 11th. During my five years in the service, I worked on both boats and helicopters and enjoyed the many rescue and law enforcement missions that I completed with my teammates. I realized that helping others and being out in the community was a natural calling of mine and I decided to pursue a career in education. After I completed my enlistment, I attended and graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education. I now live in Loudoun County with my wife, who is also an LCPS teacher, and our two children, Luke and Anna. I am always busy building or fixing something and being outside in nature. I love to fish, hike, kayak, and ride ATVs in the woods with my kids. My wife and I also are beekeepers, and we currently have 4 hives and can’t wait until honey season this spring and summer. Our honey even won a blue ribbon in the 2019 Loudoun County Fair! I love working at Banneker and learning with the amazing kids and staff that are there each day. Go Broncos!