Kathy A. Furman, Principal K-4
As principal for the district’s K-4 building, Central Elementary School, it is indeed a great honor for me to work with our children and their families. As a district we strive to provide the best educational foundation for our students. We believe that all children can learn and succeed.
Our teachers are committed to staying on the cutting edge of education’s best practices to better prepare our students for success in the 21st Century. Each regular classroom is equipped with an LCD ceiling projector connected to the teacher’s classroom desktop computer as well as an interactive white board. Grade level teams are provided common time daily for the teachers to collaborate together – planning lessons, reviewing data and student achievement, discussing teaching and learning strategies, and participating in professional development. The Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model provides a format enabling us to meet the needs of struggling students. This year we are instituting a WIN (What I Need) Block into our daily schedule. This time is set aside to provide intervention and enrichment activities for each student based on what the individual child needs at that time. We are also beginning our staff training for PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) and are looking forward to kicking off the program in January with the students.
I encourage you to explore the district and building web pages. There is much information to be found at these sites including the K-6 Handbook, the elementary code of conduct called Busy Bees, registration information, school forms, district policies, upcoming events, important announcements, and so much more.
I believe communication is of vital importance to the success of our students and the programs established to enable them to succeed. I ask that you contact your child’s teacher(s) when you have questions or information to share with the school regarding your student. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our children. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or email.