Dr. Kelly Coffin
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
I consider myself so fortunate to serve as the Superintendent of Tecumseh Public Schools. As I start my 4th year in this position, I would like to personally welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year.
Our Strategic Design Plan sets the stage for our work in the district. Our focus continues to shift from an industrial model of education to a personalized and customized learning path for all students. Our vision, mission and beliefs are aligned to learner outcomes and support all students in identifying their own gifts and talents. This work is transformational and could not be done without the excellent staff, families and community members who came together this August to develop our plan for the future.
Our focus continues to center on teaching and learning. Our educational programs are led by highly skilled educators who are committed to continuous improvement. Our Instructional Coaches work with staff at all levels to ensure that quality instructional practices are implemented in each classroom. Our educators monitor the progress of all students and identify students who need support and/or enrichment. Our support staff members work to ensure that students receive the additional time that may be necessary for differentiated learning. We continue to look for strategies that allow all learners to reach their potential. This is done through customized learning paths.
Technology plays a significant role in customized learning paths. Students at all levels have access to technology tools (such as Chromebooks) as part of their learning experience at TPS. As a district, we do recognize that technology supports student learning under the direction of caring, qualified educators. We continue to strive for a balance that allows students to thrive in the educational environment, while still participating in quality dialogue that supports communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. We recognize and embrace the world that faces our students and we continue to look for ways to enhance learning where technology enables higher levels of achievement.
This school year marks the beginning of a new path for Tecumseh Public Schools’ learners, families and community. Together, we all are making a difference for our children. I am truly grateful to live and work in such a supportive environment! If you are new to our district or you have any questions about the work we do, please contact me by phone at 517-424-7318 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.