Principal's Message

Brighton Elementary School

1100 Portsmouth Boulevard ∞ Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 393-8870 ∞ (757) 393-5133 –fax


Ms. Kathy Mangum-Parker, Interim Principal

Mrs. Terrica Newby,  Assistant Principal



August 1, 2017



Dear Students and Parents,


Welcome to another wonderful and exciting school year at Brighton Elementary School. Our goal is to continue to provide all students with the opportunity to achieve academic success and develop life skills that will assist them to become productive citizens in the community.  All staff members are dedicated to providing a safe, orderly, and caring school where students and staff are excited to teach and learn on a daily basis.


Brighton Elementary School recognizes that parental support is vital to a student’s success. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our Parent-Teacher Conference Days, PTA meetings, and the availability of our teachers for conferences before/after school and during teacher’s planning time.  Our teachers and staff look forward to meeting you and working with you and your student throughout the school year. We have high expectations for student growth and performance, and we look forward to your support to assist us in helping your student achieve their goals and reach their potential.


Again, I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year.  With your support, and with the dedication of our faculty and staff, I am confident that together we will have a great school year!




Ms. Kathy Mangum-Parker


Ms. Kathy Mangum-Parker, Interim Principal