Principal's Message

Photo of Principal Hercules NikolaouWelcome to Janssen Elementary, home of the Bulldogs.  We are a school community where our staff and families work together to serve our most important clients--our students.  Our behaviors each day are directly aligned to our district’s vision: our students will grow as problem solvers to reach their potential in academics, arts, co-curricular.  We believe that the 'Janssen Way' each day of the school year will foster citizenship and build positive relationships.  We believe that each student identifies as a learner. To facilitate this learning, we provide purposeful learning opportunities under a growth mindset that builds on student efficacy. 

As a staff, we also build on our self-efficacy each day to serve our students.  We create the conditions where our students’ needs drive our work, we engage each other, we reflect as learners, and we strive to continuously improve our processes. Through collaborative, professional development, we challenge our assumptions to build our competency and refine our practices to increase our competence when working with our students.

What we celebrate reveals what we deem important as a school.  The success of our children as students and citizens is what we believe is important.  Our students and staff embrace the culture at Janssen Elementary and will excitedly share with each other and you our 'Janssen Way' refrain:  You Rock, Woof! Woof!

Our Behaviors Drive our Culture!

Hercules Nikolaou, Ph.D.
(920) 788-7915