Dear William S. Sandel Families:
It is with great honor and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the proud Principal of William S. Sandel Elementary School. It is with great pleasure that I serve the school and community to make William S. Sandel, a great place where students receive a quality education. I look forward to working with you in maintaining high expectations for our students and staff to ensure your child’s success.
William S. Sandel is a Title One school. This means we have an extended opportunity to provide students with additional instructional resources for school and home. Our Title One Plan can be viewed on this website. As a stakeholder, you can e-mail me or visit the school to drop off any suggestions, comments or ideas about Title One, school practices, procedures, or policies.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the faculty will continue to focus on literacy and math instruction. In addition, the faculty will participate in professional development book studies to empower our teaching and learning practices. We will focus more on student engagement and school leaders monitoring and supporting the improvement of instructional practices. We will use every minute of the day to maximize learning to ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Please help us by ensuring your child is at school by 7:30 a.m. Students are served breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. daily.
We will expand our professional development teaching and learning practices by having a laser focus on what we are teaching and what students are learning. We will continue to progress montior students daily and provide quality feedback. Our goal is to ensure your child is receiving personalized learning goals and targets to meet and exceed state standards.
We offer Comprehensive Remediation for students in grades 3-5 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our partner of 3 years, Midlands Reading Consortium serves grades 1 and 2 as reading buddies.
The staff, along with PTO and the School Improvement Council, have worked many hours to support student learning. We are very grateful for our faith-based partner, Columbia First Church of the Nazerene and NewSpring for its dedication to William S. Sandel and our families. They have made many things possible for our students and staff! It is with their full support, William S. Sandel will continue to move forward and achieve excellence.
I have an open door policy and welcome you to visit anytime. As the principal, my primary goal is to support our students, staff, and stakeholders in providing a quality education for all of our students. Remember, our slogan, "Where Great Things Are Happening on the River"!
Claudia L. Brooks-McCallum, Ed.S