Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to Wayne Bricker Elementary School ~ Home of the Bobcats!

    Bricker Elementary is a large public elementary school nestled in a neighborhood located on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. It was built in 1980 and named after Wayne Bricker, a former Harrison School District 2 Superintendent. During his years of service, Wayne has been Superintendent of the Year, 1975; Educator of the Year, 1977; and received many other awards in the field of education.

    Bricker Elementary is committed to the achievement of every student. This is visible through our dedication to high-quality instruction, programs, and community connections for our students. We provide outstanding music, art, and physical education for all scholars in addition to impactful core instruction. This fall we will use Wonders for English Language Arts (K-2), Wit and Wisdom (3-5), Thinking Maps, Write Tools, and Eureka for Mathematics. We provide additional opportunities for scholars who qualify in Gifted & Talented, Special Education, and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education. We implement social and emotional learning through The Leader in Me program which is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We stress the importance of Leadership in all that we do and use the Covey model to guide us. Our students live the 7 Habits Daily: Habit 1: Be Proactive, Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind, Habit 3: Put First Things First, Habit 4: Think Win-Win, Habit 5: Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood, Habit 6: Synergize, Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.

    Afterschool, Bricker scholars can participate in Academic Tutoring, Intramural Sports, Student Lighthouse, Art Club, Minecraft, Coding, and Science Club. Bricker Elementary also has active involvement from the local community. The school is partnered with an Adopt-a-Soldier unit, 2-12 FA, housed at Fort Carson. Soldiers come to Bricker to help with afterschool events, lunch buddies, and tutoring. Century Link and Care and Share have partnered to provide twenty backpacks of non-perishable food on a weekly basis for Bricker families. Bricker Elementary also partners with SEATO Mentoring, Woodman Valley Church, and the Holy Apostles Church.

    I am both honored and excited to serve as your principal. As your principal, it is my mission to motivate, inspire, and support excellent and distinctive educational experiences for all students at Wayne Bricker Elementary. I have over 30 years of educational experience that I bring to the position, including teacher, mentor, assistant principal, educational author, and presenter. My husband, David, our two children Heather and Joshua, and I have lived in Colorado Springs for the last fourteen years. Heather and her husband Lee have just blessed us with our first grandchild, and Samuel is the joy of my life. I have traveled and lived abroad, enjoy ethnic cuisine, and spending time in our beautiful Colorado mountains.

    I am looking forward to serving as your principal and continuing our commitment to excellence in learning for all students.

    My Mission:
    To create greatness through a culture of leadership, learning, and collaboration.

    My Vision:
    Bricker Elementary is a school where every student’s unique talents are strengthened, achievement heightened, and leadership inspired.

    My Passion:
    To support excellent instruction in every classroom for every child.

    Thank you for inquiring about Wayne Bricker Elementary School. If I can be of further assistance, please contact me at or (719) 579-2150.

    We Create Greatness at Bricker,
    Tracy Jarboe


  • Tracy

    Bricker Elementary

    4880 Dover Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO  80916

    Phone Number: (719) 579-2150
    Fax Number:  (719) 579-2808

    Principal: Tracy Jarboe