Dear Tyler Families,
I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer together. I know my family and I are quite busy during the summer visiting family and getting the kids to camps. I would like to welcome our new Tyler families and tell you a little about myself. I have worked in Prince William County Schools for over 15 years and truly have the best job in the world. I get to spend the day with your beautiful children and I take my role as their principal very seriously. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. Go Wahoos! There I met my wonderful husband of 13 years, Ben, and together, we have two daughters that keep us on our toes. I completed my Master's degree in Special Education at George Mason University and ultimately my post graduate degree in Educational Leadership at Mary Washington University. I taught for seven years before becoming the assistant principal at Tyler Elementary in January of 2008 and remained in that role for three years. I worked for a short period of time in the Office of Professional Learning as the Leadership Development Coordinator; however, my passion was for working directly with kids and families. I was blessed to be able to return to Tyler in January of 2011 as the principal. I am surrounded by professional educators who are at the top of their game and believe firmly in Providing A World Class Education
to your children.
Tyler is truly a hidden gem. It is almost 50 years old, receiving a full renovation in 2007. We are known for having a warm, family feeling the minute you walk in the front door. Tyler Tomcats represent 28 different languages at last count. Our diverse community is one of our most esteemed attributes. I look forward to getting to know our newest Tomcats and seeing our returning Tomcats in August.
Believe it or not, schools are pretty busy places during the summer. We are currently having a new window installed in the front office (YAY!), additional water fountains are being installed (YAY!), our parking lot is being repaved (YAY!), our interior is being repainted (YAY!), and of course, our custodial team is fully restoring all surfaces inside each classroom (YAY! YAY!). When our students return on August 29th, they'll be excited to see the beautiful improvements.
There are lots of ways to stay current with what's going on here at Tyler.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TylerElementary
Follow us on Twitter: @TylerTomcats
Check our webpage frequently: http://pwcs-tyleres.ss9.sharpschool.com/
We'd also love to have some help mowing our outdoor classroom. My calluses are still healing from the last mow. :) Sign up for a weekend at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4cafa928a31-outdoor.
Of course, be sure to keep on reading this summer! We can't wait to have our Tyler family back together soon.