Mrs. Bardos earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Memphis and holds 45+ hours, over her Master’s degree, focused on school administration and reading. She is also a past participant in the University of Memphis Leadership Fellows program. Mrs. Bardos has served most recently as the assistant principal at Riverdale Elementary School in the Germantown Municipal School District. Her overall educational experience spans twenty-eight years, of which twenty years were spent in Bartlett as a teacher at Oak Elementary and a teacher and assistant principal at Appling Middle.
Dr. David Stephens, Superintendent of Bartlett City Schools, stated, “I am happy to bring someone of Michelle’s educational and administrative experience to our team of principals. Michelle is no stranger to Bartlett and has served as a teacher and in leadership in our Bartlett schools. Her passion and willingness to continue the great work at Ellendale Elementary is complementary to our mission and builds on our attitude of excellence. I welcome her back to the Bartlett City Schools family.”
Mrs. Bardos replaces Dr. BessAnne McKnight, who is retiring from Bartlett City Schools at the end of the current academic year. Dr. McKnight has served over forty-two years as an educator with the past fifteen years as the principal at Ellendale Elementary. We thank Dr. McKnight for her many years of dedication and service to the students and families at Ellendale Elementary.