• Home of the Bulldogs

    July 25, 2022


    Dear Banyan Elementary Families,

    It is with great excitement that I write this letter as the new principal of Banyan Elementary School.  I am both honored and excited to become a Bulldog!  It is an amazing school, and I am looking forward to getting to know the students, families and community.  

    I would like to take this opportunity to share a little information about me.  I attended Cal  State University of San Bernardino where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and received my teaching credential.  I went on to earn my master’s degree in Reading and Literacy and later obtained an Administrative Credential.   This year will mark my twenty-second year in education.  I have served as a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher, an assistant principal and a principal.   

    Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together.  I cannot wait to share with you the great things our students do while here at Banyan Elementary.  And of course, I will be here to work with you should you need any help navigating the school year.  

    My vision for the school is to ensure that all students are inspired to achieve both academically and socially.  Banyan staff does a wonderful job providing an enriching experience and always hold students to high standards.  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone steps through our doors- teachers, students and parents- feeling welcome and excited to be here.  This attitude will enable us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment, and  I am dedicated to ensuring students experience an outstanding education. 

    Warm regards, 

    Dolly Bentley