A note from Mrs. Craven

A Note from Mrs. Craven
Posted on 09/01/2018

I am excited to be named as the new principal of Tiverton High School.  I have been involved in education for 20 + years, and my background has been shaped by my roles as middle school principal, middle school teacher, District Induction Coach/Coordinator, Literacy Coach, computer teacher, elementary teacher, Teacher Leader, and Union President. I will rely on the skills I have acquired throughout my career to identify resources and support best practices as we build high quality programs for the students at Tiverton High School.

 It is my privilege to lead a school where students persevere through challenges, faculty and staff members commit to high quality instruction, and the community provides support that is unmatched. I will work relentlessly to continue the legacy of success students at Tiverton High school show both on and off the field.  I value academics, but I also know that our students are impressive musicians, athletes, artists, builders, singers, computer technicians, and successful engineers.

 Be assured that students at THS will continue to have rigorous, student-centered instruction with a focus on personalization.  Student safety and well-being will be at the forefront of every decision. I will work to develop similar habits of mind across the THS community that include perseverance, wonderment, innovation , and continuous learning. A shared commitment to these values will reinforce the future we build together.

We will also focus on developing equity for all students through learning experiences that challenge their individual learning styles.  By strengthening 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, THS students will thrive in high school, but they will also exit THS prepared for a modern world. By exposing students at THS to this pedagogy, we are encouraging educational risk-taking and student agency; factors that we know young adults need to be successful.

  This summer, to ensure a smooth transition, I plan on spending a lot of time with Mr. Ashley.  I will learn everything about the building, the community, and familiarize myself with the unique needs of Tiverton High School. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, nurturing environment.  Over the next few weeks I will communicate details of my entry plan and outline opportunities for input. In the meantime, please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns.   

Warm Regards,

Susan Craven


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