Bishop Elementary is a small community school serving a diverse, urban community in Englewood, CO. We have a strong school culture and community focused on supporting the whole child. Our vision is to create, “A Positive Learning Culture for ALL during a global pandemic”.

Bishop's Mission: At Bishop Elementary, we create a community of lifelong learning through communication and collaboration!

Meet our Principal


Hello Bishop Community, 

My name is Shanna Martin and I was fortunate to be selected as the principal for Bishop Elementary in 2016. I absolutely love being part of Englewood Schools and creating a place where our students belong and thrive! This will be my 11th year as a principal and my 22nd year in elementary education. Over the last 22 years, I have worked in a variety of schools as an administrator, instructional coach, and classroom teacher. I am originally from Washington State and have called Colorado home for the last 19 years. At Bishop, I am committed to building a community of learning for our students, families, and staff. Nothing is more rewarding than being part of a learning environment where students are excited to come to school each day. Our staff strive to build this each and every day! Working as an educator continues to be an amazing experience and I look forward to meeting you whether you are a new family or returning family to Bishop. When I am not at Bishop, you can find me at a local soccer field or volleyball court cheering on my own kiddos, travelling somewhere warm, or curled up with a good book.

Commitment to Curriculum

Our teachers plan and instruct to meet the differentiated needs of all learners based on our Colorado Academic Standards which are based on the Common Core State Standards. Below are examples of programming and evidence based curriculum we use to meet your student’s academic and social/emotional needs.

  • Bridges (K-5) and Eureka (6th) Math

  • EL Education ELA

  • Education Literacy Skills Block (K-2)

  • 2nd Step Social Emotional (K-6)

  • Art, Music, PE/Wellness, Library, and STEAM

  • Highly trained support specialists to create personalized learning


Commitment to Character

Bishop Bears will learn and are expected to:


Empathetic-put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Accountable-self-directed ownership

Respectful-integrity through relationship building

Safe-safe to be who you are in our diverse community

Students and staff at Bishop elementary use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to support a positive learning environment. Our students are very excited about being a BEAR and earn BEAR tickets for their character actions. 

Our Bishop matrix is designed to identify expected behavior for all. Our teachers use our matrix to teach and reinforce positive behavior actions in all learning environments. See our matrixes below. 

English Matrix

Spanish Matrix

To learn more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports see the site pbis.org

Commitment to Community

Bishop is a small, diverse, and inclusive neighborhood community school. Through strong community partnerships and extra curricular activities, Bishop is a pillar of the community.

Extra Curricular Activities:

Community Partnerships:
  • Strings Attached Violin
  • Scholastic-Book Trust
  • Soccer
  • Journey and Sacred Grace Church
  • Choir
  • Tamarac Optimist Club
  • Girls on the Run
  • Spring Institute-Adult English Classes
  • Rotary Club of Englewood
  • Community Volunteers
  • Englewood Library