• Dear Brockman School Family,

    Dr. Stark Words cannot express how honored I am to serve as your principal. Brockman Elementary School is thoughtful and intentional in creating a child-centered environment where children grow in mind, body and spirit. It is a special place!

    My goal is to establish a relationship with you so that I can support your child’s growth.  My plan is to listen, observe and cultivate your trust.  I want to positively impact your child’s life.  I take to heart the mission of our District that challenges me to be a “leader in transforming lives through education in order to empower all students to achieve their potential and dreams.” I recognize that in order to do this, it takes committed adults working together.  My first priority is to build and maintain meaningful relationships with you, your children and our staff.

    In my professional career, I served as an elementary principal for ten years and a middle school principal for ten years.  I feel fortunate to lead a Montessori school, because it aligns with my core values. I have never considered the educators that I work with teachers of math, science or music, but have instead considered them to be teachers of the whole child.  It’s great to be in a school community where the development of the whole child is central to our mission.  I am currently participating in the Montessori Certification Program for Administrators and expect to complete my certification by December 2020.

    On a personal level, my roots are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I have been married to Dave for 35 years and we have three grown daughters.  We lived in California, Ohio and Pittsburgh and always moved for Dave’s job.  This is the first time in our lives that we moved for personal reasons.  We have two grandchildren, Maya (5) and Maverick (1).  We moved because we want to be a part of their lives as they grow up.  We are now establishing new roots in Columbia! 

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or ideas that you would like to discuss. I can be reached at 803-790-6743 or heidi.stark@richlandone.org.  I look forward to working closely with you to care for our joyful school community.




    Heidi Stark, Ed.D.


    Brockman Elementary School