Welcome to the 21-22 school year! I could not be more excited about continuing my journey in education here at Gibson for the third year as principal.
Similar to last school year, this year will definitely look different from those in the past. We rallied last year and the staff and I are looking forward to continuing to meet and conquer the challenges that this pandemic has brought us. We’ve taken constructive criticism and positive praise and bundled it together to bring you and your student an outstanding educational experience.
Our success will be dependent on our ability to come together as a community and commit to the success of every child. Our staff will continue to focus on: RELATIONSHIPS, COMMUNICATION, and INSTRUCTION with ENGAGEMENT. With these three areas in the forefront of everything we do, we hope to make every classroom a place where students feel loved, supported, and successful.
Our first two weeks of the school year will be all about getting to know our students, discovering how they learn best, and establishing respect and RELATIONSHIPS between teachers and student, and student to student.
We will continue to bring clear, timely, two-way COMMUNICATION to you this year. Families are a pivotal piece to our success every year, and with much to catch up on, we are striving for fast, frequent, and meaningful messages. We have an active school Facebook group where we can share information with our families and share posts from our valued Gibson PTA. I will continue to deliver a weekly message on Sundays using ParentSquare, which will be translated into Spanish as well. I highly recommend downloading the app and using the text feature to connect with teachers.
Lastly, as a school committed to preparing & empowering students for a future of possibilities, we will focus on INSTRUCTION. This means continuing to improve our teaching practices through professional development books, conferences, and collaboration.
This year will definitely come with its challenges, but through our strength, commitment and determination, we will make this a great year for our community!
We love our students, we believe in our students, and we know they can be safe and successful!
-Ms. JaimeAnn Hopton, Principal