The Bridge Academy proudly presents a Tribute Dinner honoring James I. Hopkins, Principal of Lakewood Elementary School.  Lakewood Elementary is a Title I School, which means a very large majority of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. In the two and a half years since Principal Hopkins took over leadership, Lakewood Elementary moved from an “F” rating to a “C” rating and has the highest academic growth of any school in the district. This is something to celebrate!  James Hopkins has rallied the community by meeting with business owners and local stakeholders; conducting a “listening project” to hear from parents, teachers, and students; empowering teachers with curriculum and methods that are research-based; and by building strong relationships with students and parents. Please join us in honoring the work of Principal Hopkins. Proceeds from the tickets will support the good work of growing leaders and raising expectations at Lakewood Elementary!


The fundraiser dinner will be held at the University Club at US 15-501/Tower Rd on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets or donate to the fund.

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