Dear Students, Families, and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! As the principal at Salnave Elementary, I am dedicated to collaborating with staff, families, and community members to ensure success of our students. This will be my third year as Principal and twelfth year working at this amazing school. I work very closely in collaboration with our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Sara McKennon. Together we advocate for meeting the needs of the whole child and will work to ensure the development and sustainability of instructional programs that support the social, emotional, and academic needs of every learner.
The staff at Salnave is focused on our mission of “Dreaming, Learning, and Growing TOGETHER!” We strive to establish effective and purposeful goals, discover new knowledge and practices that maintain our intentional work with students, and celebrate the growth of all learners. We value staff, students, families, and community members partnering together to support the learning process.
This year we will continue our work with the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) model for teaching and reinforcing school-wide expectations in a positive way. Please join us in encouraging our Salnave SparrowHAWKS to be Helpful, Attentive, Kind, Wellbehaved, and Safe! We are also fortunate to begin year three of the Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resiliency (CLEAR) work. This professional development process for staff enables us to better understand the impact of trauma and to respond effectively in routine educational practices to help students maintain a "learning ready" state. In addition, our staff will be focused on implementing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as a district-wide structure to support the integration of common teaching practices and intentional collaboration to ensure our students' growth.
As an educator and parent, this learning environment is close to my heart, and I look forward to continuing to lead our learning journey into the future.
Principal, Salnave Elementary