This year, Talkeetna Elementary School has a new principal. Lisa Shelby has spent the last three years on Lopez Island in Washington. Before that, she lived in Alaska for thirteen years, where she taught in Galena and the Mat-Su Valley. I sat down with her on the second day of school to talk about her plans for Talkeetna’s students.
Lisa Shelby says that one thing that’s important is being willing to embrace new ideas.
“…Really looking at how we can be a little bit more creative, looking at where our students are, making sure that we are meeting them where they are ready to learn, and to have a year’s worth of growth, and doing that–looking at the curriculum that is provided by the district and then also getting creative and pulling from other places to make sure we’re meeting the standards.” (more…)