A Message from Kristi Teall, Superintendent
I would like to thank the community, staff, and students of St. Louis for the absolutely wonderful welcome back that I have received. It is extremely humbling to hear the stories, compliments, and other things that I have been told since my return.
Our theme for parents, staff, and students of St. Louis Public Schools for the 2014-15 school year is: “Together we Can, Together we Do!” It takes all of us working together to support our children and continue to have such a fine upstanding community.
We will be celebrating the successes and building upon them to be a GREAT district for our community! We can raise student achievement; we can engage parents in the learning process; and, we can build community partnerships that support student achievement that last a lifetime.
Our future is exciting. The St. Louis community supported a bond issue to improve our schools. Thank you for that support. Most of the work is scheduled to be done during the summer of 2015. Stay tuned to the progress we will be making. It is exciting to think of the changes that are coming.
Our district has made some gains academically. Three points of pride are:
1. Our achievement gaps are beginning to close. This can be difficult to do. We need to be very proud of our teachers for their commitment and hard work.
2. The spring ACT scores have shown an increase in all core areas.
3. We have no focus schools or priority schools.
“Together we Can, Together we Do!” means we really need to work together. In an effort to capitalize on that, we are working very hard to provide our teachers with common time to work and plan together on curriculum, instruction and assessments.
We have two very distinct goals that each building is working on. They are as follows:
1. Creating and implementing a strong Multi-tiered System of Support for both academics and behaviors. This will provide supports in all subject areas including behavior to improve achievement.
2. Finalizing the Curriculum Maps to ensure all students are guaranteed the same strong curriculum and have the same expectations.
As I begin my year, I would like to say thank you for your support. I am a member of our community and will continue to be so. I will make decisions that affect our community in a positive manner. Join me for coffee or conversation anytime. I would love to sit down and talk to you and will be reaching out in various ways to do just that. As always, my door is open for all stakeholders. Please feel free to schedule an appointment to discuss great things going on or challenges that need to be addressed. You can also visit our website at www.stlouisschools.net to see what’s happening in and around the district!
Educationally yours, Kristi Teall
“Together we Can, Together we Do!”
The following positions have been posted. See the posting description for more information and to apply - http://www.stlouisschools.net/jobs
We welcome back Kristi Teall as Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools!
The St. Louis Board of Education, administration and staff are excited to welcome Superintendent, Kristi Teall back to St. Louis Public Schools. Kristi served the district in the past as both a teacher and a principal and has continued to live in our district and be active even while being away the last five years serving Tri-County Public Schools and then Central Montcalm Public Schools in Montcalm County, where she was Director of Curriculum and then Superintendent.
Kristi graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching and a master’s degree in education administration. She has also earned a building specialty endorsement from the state and is now working on her superintendent’s endorsement.
Kristi has a passion for students and curriculum and we are excited to have her back in St. Louis! Welcome Back, Kristi!