Principals' Messages



Dear BBS Elementary Families,


Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!


I hope your family had a restful summer break, and you are ready for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. As the BBS elementary principal, I am super excited about the 2018-2019 school year. The entire BBS staff welcomes and values your positive energy and dedication to BBS Elementary School.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year at BBS Elementary School! Our skilled and devoted teachers and staff members are already planning and preparing for our students. Our enthusiastic office team is welcoming new families and updating student files and class lists. Our hard working and conscientious custodians and facility staff have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning and updating our school facility. And, our much-appreciated BBS PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. BBS is indeed a committed and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and providing high-level learning for all of our students.

New School Administrator

We are delighted to welcome Ms. Linsey Hartmann as our new elementary assistant principal.  Ms. Nada and I are looking forward to working with Ms. Linsey, who brings a solid administrator skill set and a gentle, sensitive approach to supporting quality instruction and meeting children’s academic needs. We are fortunate to have Ms. Linsey as a part of the BBS Family. Welcome Ms. Linsey!

Facilities Update


This summer, there have been maintenance and construction projects throughout the school building. For example, when you come to the campus, you will immediately notice that we replaced the playground surface and added new playground equipment. Also, as a safety measure, we increased the number of exterior video cameras, which will enhance our ability to monitor our campus at all times.

Student Placement

Dear BBS elementary parents please know that a great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2018-2019 school year. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically, socially, and by gender. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  When the school year begins, moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or a specific teacher. I believe in all of our teachers! Furthermore, I know that all of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. BBS Elementary School is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that at the beginning of a new school year, it may take a few weeks for your child to acclimate to their new grade, their new peer group, and their new teacher.

Finally, it is truly an honor and privilege to serve as the BBS elementary principal.  Please stop by and say hello. I speak for the entire BBS elementary staff, when I say that we eagerly look forward to starting the school year. Together, I know we will do our best to make the 2018-2019 school year a fun and rewarding year of growth and achievement, for all of our BBS elementary students!


Good-Better-Best…Never let it rest…Until your good is better, and your better is your BEST!

In the best interest of our students,          


Dr. Joseph Williams III

BBS Elementary Principal



I am the Elementary School Assistant Principal Nada Darwiche and it is my continuing honor to be a part of Al Bayan Bilingual School.

I’ve been working in education for more than twenty years, and eighteen of those years have been right here at BBS. As for my own background, I am Lebanese, with a teaching degree for Arabic Language and Literature, a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, and progress towards a Masters Degree in Islamic Studies. I began my career as an Arabic Language and Religion teacher, and was appointed to Elementary School Deputy Principal in 2007. Even though I have been working in education for over two decades, I continue to feel the same passion and excitement in my career each year as if it were my very first year in school.

My continuing hope is that we can all keep working together towards creating a better learning environment that will meet the needs of our students and that we keep holding onto the dream of BBS as one of the best schools in the area.

With warmest regards for a successful school year,

Ms. Nada Anis Darwiche

Assistant Principal