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Principal's Message

Principal's Welcome

Greetings to all from Bertha Neal Elementary School! Bertha Neal Elementary serves the preschool through first grade students for the Durand Area School District. We provide a warm and friendly learning environment for approximately 350 students.

We are a MiBLSi (Michigan's Integrated Behavior & Learning Support Initiative) school and our students are certainly showing the gains in reading that we hoped for. The North Central Accreditation (NCA) process has also supported our efforts to continually improve instruction for our children.

Our staff is composed of energetic and enthusiastic teachers and support personnel who clearly find teaching and working with children joyful and professionally fulfilling. The parents who send their children to Bertha Neal School give us wonderful support and great positive feedback for our efforts. We work at making Bertha Neal School a warm and welcoming environment and parent response confirms that we are successful.