Hear from Megan Kellogg about the focus on student achievement at Thomaston Public Schools.
Thomaston Public Schools is a community where students come first. I am proud to work in a district where we celebrate achievement, not only in our students but in our educators as well.
When I was in kindergarten, I used to come home from school and make my parents and little sister play 'school' with me. I would give them activities to do, like draw the letter I learned at school or talk about what the weather was like outside. I would give them stickers and sing songs for as long as they would let me. My mom knew from that point on that I was going to be a teacher.
I worked in summer school programs growing up and spent my college years as a paraprofessional. Working with kids has always been a passion of mine.
I love seeing my students' reactions when they are in the process of learning something new or recalling something they learned in the past. When students get that 'aha' look on their face when they accomplish something difficult, I feel giddy that I had a role in their learning. Teaching inspires me to keep learning, growing and helping others to do the same.
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In a partnership of family, school and community, the mission of Thomaston Public Schools is to educate, challenge and inspire each individual to excel and become a contributing member of society.
Thomaston Public Schools maintains coherence through mindset, systems and resources. Mindset speaks to attitudes and outlooks that define who we are and how we view learning within and across our schools. Systems describes the protocols, processes and policies the district enacts in order to ensure successful teaching and learning outcomes in all settings. Resources are those physical and/or quantifiable tools the district makes available to faculty, staff, students and families in support of our primary aim of achievement for all. In each of these three areas, we articulate broad belief statements that together capture the identity and foremost principles of our district.
Mindset: Thomaston is a collaborative community of active learners.
Systems: Thomaston has systems that ensure active and personalized learning for all.
Resources: Thomaston strategically employs resources to ensure active and personalized learning for all.
At Thomaston Public Schools, we actualize our beliefs through strategic, goal-driven actions. Our Theory of Action assumes that if we act and deliver on the conditions expressed below, then we will achieve the goals we set for our district in advancing the success of all learners.
If we accomplish the below items, then we can ensure success-without-limits for every student.
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