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A portrait of Brian Cote, Cumru Elementary Principal

Brian Cote


About Mr. Cote, Principal

Mr. Cote is the proud principal at Cumru Elementary School. He is committed to supporting all students in achieving their passion, purpose, and path. With extensive experience in educational leadership and administration, Mr. Cote has dedicated his career to fostering academic excellence and technological advancement in K-12 education. He is currently moving into his second year serving as Cumru Elementary School’s Principal. His previous positions include Interim CEO, Director of K-12 Curriculum/Instruction & Professional Development, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, and Executive Director of Accountability & Technology, Elementary Assistant Principal, Interim Principal.
In addition to his leadership roles, he has been an Adjunct College Professor since 2004, committed to shaping future educators and leaders. His educational background is comprehensive, featuring a Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, and a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he earned his  Pennsylvania K-12 Principal Certification in August 2004. His academic achievements also include a Master of Science in Educational Administration and a Master of Science in Educational Development and Strategies with a focus on Classroom Technology from Wilkes University. Mr. Cote earned his Bachelor of Science in Education and Pennsylvania Teaching Certification from Kutztown University.

A Message to the Cumru Elementary Community

I am humbled and honored to serve as your School Principal at Cumru Elementary School. As we get ready to start the 2024-2025 academic school year, I want to extend a warm welcome to all our students, families and dedicated staff members who make Cumru Elementary such a wonderful teaching and learning community.

Cumru Elementary School has a rich history of fostering academic excellence, promoting a nurturing environment, and cultivating a sense of belonging among all our students. Over the years, the school and community have established some wonderful traditions that have become an integral part of our school's identity. I look forward to continuing these traditions as well as identifying new opportunities for our students and community.

As we move forward, I want to emphasize my unwavering commitment to school-community engagement. I believe that strong partnerships with students, families, staff, and the broader community are fundamental to a thriving educational experience. I am dedicated to creating open channels of communication and ensuring that your voices are heard, valued, and incorporated in our school's decision-making processes.

One of our primary goals is to support the learning of all students, ensuring that each child receives a personalized and inclusive education. We will continue to promote an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. By recognizing and appreciating the unique strengths and opportunities of each student, we can create a learning experience where every student is empowered to pursue their passion, purpose, and path.

In addition to academics, we are continuing our focus on creating a sense of belonging for our students.  At Cumru Elementary, we instill three expectations in our students in all areas of our school day to support our students so that they value themselves and others.

  1. Take Care of Yourself

  2. Take Care of Others

  3. Take Care of our School / Community

Please make sure to visit our website throughout the year to ensure you have the most up to date information!  Please know that I am always available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year. Please feel free to reach out to me via email at or by phone at 610-775-5081 if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns.  

Everyone at Cumru Elementary is looking forward to working with your child and family in this productive and rewarding 2024-2025 school year.

Together we can achieve great things!