On behalf of the dedicated Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary faculty and staff, I’m honored to welcome you to our school. We take great pride in being the place where Wildcat Pride begins.
Our mission statement, “Fostering growth in an uplifting environment,” was created through the use of teacher discussion and collaboration about what we want to be known for. Without question, our goal is to give every person a year’s worth of growth each academic year. This holds true for not only our students, but for our parents and ourselves as well.
In order to make this growth a reality, our faculty makes professional learning a priority. I am proud to be amongst this group of lifelong learners, who are continually adding to their own knowledge base by attending trainings, reading about educational trends, and reflecting on their practice to revise and improve. Our teachers have traveled to New York City, Boston, and Connecticut to learn more about Thinking Maps, Eureka Math, Engineering is Elementary, and various student engagement methods. Additionally, we have been trained by facilitators that have come to our building to learn more about The Leader in Me, Kagan Cooperative Learning, and using Thinking Maps in comprehension.
Because of the passion our teachers have for their roles as educators, our students are able to reap the benefits of the professional development in action in the classroom. With our small class sizes, our students receive instruction that is personalized for their needs and interests. Our teachers meet weekly to review the progress of each child and plan lessons that are rigorous, relevant, and engaging. In addition to fostering the academic growth of our children, our faculty and staff uses the 7 Habits and The Leader in Me principles to promote a school-wide climate that empowers students to become leaders. We are well-known for our respectful, kind, and hard-working scholars.
These amazing children are the result of a combination of home and school, and we have really begun to focus on building consistency with the language of both places. We offer monthly parent workshops where our families can learn about The Leader in Me and the 7 Habits. We also are proud to make use of Student Led Conferences, where our children are able to communicate their academic goals and progress to their parents. We believe this team approach to education keeps everyone informed and allows us to have an environment that is uplifting for all stakeholders.
As a Jasper-Troupsburg alumni, I am so grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community that has played such a huge role in my own life. I am always available to talk with parents, and look forward to sharing success and finding solutions together. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by calling the elementary building or through email.