Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Tuckahoe Elementary, home of the Sliders! Having served as the school’s Assistant Principal for the past five years, I am excited to step into the role of Principal this year and continue working with all the members of our community. Our staff works to provide an exemplary instructional program and our focus is student success. We strive for students to experience a well-rounded program that helps them harness their uniqueness and strengths in a safe, supportive environment.
We have a dedicated PTA and tremendous parent support, and I encourage families to take an active role in our community activities. For more information on our PTA and how to join, please follow the tab on our home page.
As I embark on my new role this year, my focus with staff and the community centers around building relationships, communication, and professionalism. I strongly believe that by maintaining open, honest communication with one another, and treating each other respectfully as professionals, we are likely to develop relationships with one another based on trust and common goals. I encourage parents to communicate with their children’s teachers as questions arise, so that answers and/or resolutions can be explored together.
We are working at expanding our modes of communication this year. The Tuckahoe home page will be updated more regularly with information. This year we have an official Tuckahoe Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APSTuckahoe. Many staff members including myself are posting to Twitter (@TuckPrinc), and a monthly newsletter will be published on the first Monday of the month.
I look forward
to working with the students, staff, and parents at Tuckahoe this year and building
upon the successes for we have worked hard, and have a great 2015-2016. Tuckahoe Rocks!