Summer 2012 has been a busy one at Crestline Elementary School. Crestline is adding a new second grade unit and a special education unit for 2012-2013.
Principal Laurie Kin has interviewed and the Board has approved ten new staff members: kindergarten- Sarah Duff, first Grade- Brannon Aaro, second Grade- Sharon Garrett, fourth grade- Elizabeth Studinka, sixth grade- Kathy Byrd, reading interventionist- Julie Emory- Johnson, special education- Kate Smythe, kindergarten aide- Amanda McClung, technology aide- Kristen Woodruff, custodian- Tony Franklin.
Crestline is also excited to have Catherine Waters join the administrative team as an assistant principal. She is coming from Mountain Brook Junior High School, where she served eight years as an assistant principal.
In construction news, two largestorage rooms are being converted to classrooms, and a new classroom, extended day room and storage room are being added to the back of the school by the gym.
The two interior classrooms are scheduled be completed by August 20. All summer, teachers have been involved with professional development covering a variety of curriculum content areas, technology, CPR, leadership training and mental health issues. Grade levels are meeting during the summer to plan, schedule and collaborate. Teachers never rest! They use the summer to reflect and renew in order to continue to improve their craft.
For the upcoming year, the Newcomers Party for all new first to sixth graders is August 17 at 10 a.m. All kindergarteners will meet their teachers on August 17. They will receive a post ard from their teacher inviting them to come at a designated time.