Principal Katie May has offered insight into this year’s school-wide theme of “Building Bridges,” and has described 2014-15 goals set by the School District and by Thurgood Marshall ES. The information, contained in her presentation at the Sept. 9 PTA General Meeting, is summarized in the meeting’s minutes (which were distributed with the Sept. 18 Pup Press).
Very briefly, the four goals for TM are:
- Build a united learning community of students, parents and staff working together;
- Ensure a positive tone and welcoming environment at the school;
- Refine the “Professional Learning Communities” process that adds to teachers’ capabilities and helps them collaborate, with a special focus on writing instruction;
- Provide the support teachers need to grow, with an emphasis on experienced teachers mentoring newer ones.
To fully learn about the goals and some of strategies to meet them, please view Principal May’s handout.