Principal's Message

  • Mr. Eligon

    Greetings Wilton Manors Elementary Faculty, Families, and Community Members,

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic school year at the wonderful Wilton Manors Elementary School. I am honored to serve you as your proud principal. As the lead learner, my goal is to prepare bright, motivated students for success and lifelong learning. Through high quality academic instruction with the most amazing teachers in the district, and attention to student social development, our goal is to help students acquire the skills that will enable them to make better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. With our amazing leadership team, we will continue to develop an innovative, inclusive, inspirational, and collaborative climate of academic excellence for our scholars. We will empower our children to exceed expectations and reach their maximum potential. Wilton Manors will continue to be home to positive character development where we will equip our students with a skill set that will make them successful adults, positive citizens, and leaders in the careers of tomorrow. We will fight for equitable opportunities for all of our students and staff. I believe in celebrating the achievement of our students and staff, while embracing the greatness of our community. To maximize successful outcomes starting on the first day of school, August 21, 2023, please remember:

    • Our students need to be prepared for instruction every day.  (Attendance matters);

    • Our scholars are expected to be in class and ready to learn by 8:30 am. (Breakfast satrts at 8:00am);

    •  To always believe in our kings and queens and support our amazing teachers;

    • Our scholars are expected to be dressed for success in their school uniforms with uniform polo shirts and uniform shorts. skorts, skirts or pants.  (No jeans or athletic shorts; No slippers, slides or Crocs, only closed toes sneakers or shoes; No graphic tees or tank tops);

    • To  maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust;

    • It is critical for our scholars to read and write as much as possible across all curriculum and subject areas;

    • That most importantly, we want our students to enjoy learning.

    As an International Baccalaureate School, we will continue to empower our kings and queens to be lifelong learners who can lead through challenges in the classroom, locally, nationally, and on a global scale. Our IB learners will continue to be Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open Minded, Caring, Risk Takers, Balanced, and Reflective. Stating that all students can learn is no longer enough. At Wilton Manors Elementary, we believe that every student can excel. The hurdles and obstacles of life will always be there. How we overcome those barriers dictates our greatness. Through strategic planning, collaboration, and deliberate work, our amazing staff has planned an amazing learning experience for 2023 - 2024. Our team will serve and defend every child’s right to be outstanding. We have a true open-door policy, and welcome the opinions and ideas of others. All that I ask is that if you have a specific concern about something that happens in your child’s classroom, that you give the respect and courtesy to your child’s teacher to discuss the issue with them first. Working hand in hand, I am confident that all concerns can be rectified with positive results. I want to wish every member of our Wilton Manors Elementary Family a successful school year, and thank you for entrusting your children to us during the school day. We pledge to each of you that we will do everything in our power to make sure that your child’s needs are met. I am looking forward to a truly spectacular year of Peace, Love, and Learning.


    Mr. Tauri Eligon