Creating a Culture of
Learning for All!
Terry L. Linares
Good Morning! "Passion determines what you want to do!"
Here is some general information for you:
Thursday, May 9: Remember to RSVP to Diane regarding the Recognitions Dinner- CLC- 6:00PM
Please support your retirees, nominees for Teacher of the Year and Support Professionals.
Congratulations to the Following
2013 Elementary Teacher of the Year:
Curtis Orton, Harris Elementary School, 6th Grade
Runner-up Jeff Zaleski, Grantsville Elementary, 4th Grade
2013 Administrator of the Year:
Runner-up Bill Gochis
2013 Support Professional of the Year:
Mike Garcia, Copper Canyon Custodian
Runner-up Tracy Ann Johnson, East Elementary, Literacy Aide
2013 Rookie of the Year Utah Elementary Principals Association
Cleo Riggs will be retiring this year, therefore we have appointed Andy Peterson as the principal of Harris Elementary School. The Board has approved this appointment.
JoAn Coon has accepted the position as TCSD Federal Programs Director. I will let you know our direction for Willow Elementary as we move forward.
Thank you for working in Tooele County School District. Your commitment to students is commendable. Thank you for going the extra mile to make a
difference in the learning of a student.
As we continue our journey in PLCs and RtIs, we must continue to ask the
What do we want each student to learn?
How will we know when each student has learned it?
How will we respond when a student experiences
difficulty in learning?
How will we enrich and extend the students’ learning
when they already know it?
What teaching strategies will we use to ensure all
students are learning?
Your commitment is evident in your
professional learning communities as you collaborate together in the interest
of student learning. Thank you for your
commitment to increase student learning for every student in our district. Thank you for protecting the PLC times on
Mondays and Wednesdays. Collaboration
time is important to teachers and the time is making a difference. During the PLC times, the Four Areas of PLC
Focus must remain: (1) Focus on Student
Learning; (2) Focus on a Collaborative Culture; (3) Focus on Results; and (4)
Focus on Providing Timely, Relevant Feedback.
As you work in your teams, if these areas are your focus, you will truly
be working in a professional learning community.
Thank you for all you do for your students and employees! You are amazing leaders and you have a passion that makes a difference in teaching and learning! Have a good week and hopefully you are reading a good book!
Respectfully to each of you,
Superintendent Terry L. Linares
Success With Your Students!