A Note from Our Principal, Mrs. Craven

A Note From Mrs. Craven
Posted on 07/31/2018
Mrs. Craven, Tiverton Middle School Principal

Dear TMS Students and Families-

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Susan Craven, as the new Principal of Tiverton Middle School.  I have been involved in education for 19 years, and my background has been shaped by my roles as union president, middle school science teacher, Literacy Coach, computer teacher, elementary teacher, and Teacher Leader.  I will use the skills I have acquired throughout my career to assist me as I navigate my way through TMS to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to receive an education that meets their individual needs.

Personalized learning means strong instruction for our students from highly qualified teachers.  It also means we will develop possibilities for students through Project-Based learning where students will be challenged to develop higher level thinking skills to solve real-world problems. By exposing students in the TMS to this pedagogy, we are encouraging risk taking, creativity, and analytical thinking.

The children in the Tiverton Middle School deserve to be surrounded by those who show commitment to their growth and success. It is my mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and safe. I will work to develop habits of mind within our school and inspire others to do the same.  A shared commitment will reinforce the future we build together.

During my interview process I spoke about the importance of developing relationships with students, staff, parents, and members of the community.  As an individual who values collaboration, I am of the opinion that TMS has been afforded the opportunity to start with a fresh canvas on which they can paint a new picture.  Each of us will be able to apply brush strokes that will produce an image of a TMS that will be memorable, and I look forward to this work.

It is truly an honor to become a part of the Tiverton Middle School family.  It is obvious that TMS is a unique and special place, and I am humbled by your confidence.

Best,

 

Susan Craven

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