Principal's Message

  • Mrs. Winder - Principal

    Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Partners in Education,

    Welcome to our Indian Trace Elementary School website. Indian Trace Elementary is an “A” rated school and the recipient of the prestigious Golden School Award for exemplary practices for parent and community involvement. We were the first Broward County Public School to receive the Florida Power School Library Award from the Department of Education for our outstanding Media and Library Program and our school’s Media Center continues to be a model for other schools in our district and in our state. Quality library programs have proven to increase student achievement and we invite you to visit and see ours in action. I am certain that you will be impressed!

    I am excited to begin another school year with you. This year’s school-wide theme is “Indian Trace Is Out Of This World!” Students and teachers at all grade levels will work collaboratively through hands-on, project-based learning to master grade-level standards with a focus on integrating core subjects with real-world applications. We will continue to pursue our “Green” initiatives as we strive to find new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle to protect our planet Earth! We will embrace our uniqueness and celebrate the diversity that makes our Indian Trace Elementary family extraordinary! We will make learning fun and engaging in so many ways during the 2024-2025 school year!

    We are proud to continue our successful dual language program in all grade levels K-5. At Indian Trace Elementary School, we understand the importance of educating the whole child. With this in mind, we will continue to offer a variety of enrichments for our students including STEM, Robotics, Spanish Club, Book Clubs, T.V. Production, Debate, Chorus, Drama and Tracer Buddies Peer Counseling Program. We pride ourselves on providing exposure to a variety of learning experiences and enrichments so that when our students matriculate from our school, they are prepared to choose electives in middle and high school that they are passionate about. All of our teachers are highly qualified and continuously take advantage of professional development opportunities to provide our students with rich and rigorous units of study. I am confident that all children will be excited to learn and will continue to show growth.

    We have a true partnership with our families and the community at Indian Trace Elementary School. We understand the importance of open communication and support each other as we work toward our common goal of educating our students. I encourage all of our new and returning families to get involved by volunteering, attending PTA and SAC and SAF meetings, and family events. My door is always open to you and your children. Feel free to reach out to me via telephone or email if you have questions or need assistance. Follow us on Facebook @Indian Trace PTA, or on Twitter @IndianTraceElem or @Winder_ITE. We are very proud of our school and always have a lot to share via social media.

    I look forward to school year that is “Out Of This World”!

    Your proud princi-pal, 

    Amy Winder