Phone: (907) 442-1877 Ext. 1926
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Business Administration, Auburn University, 2009 MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University, 2014
Mr. Corey Shepherd
Dear Families and Students,
As we wrap up the 2020-21 school year, we should take time to reflect on both the positives and negatives of the year. While there were certain opportunities that we were not able to pursue due to the pandemic, there were also new opportunities. We leveraged 1:1 laptops for all 5th graders to unlock possibilities both during remote learning and once we were back in person. Students got abundant practice in using the internet to find relevant, high-interest content. We used the laptops to complete and submit work. And as is the case often with technology, students got practice in how to troubleshoot errors in technology as they arose. Most importantly of all, our community worked together to slow the spread of an illness that still has the potential to harm the vulnerable among us and to leave those affected with chronic issues. Through mask-wearing, proper sanitation, and a focus on physical distance in our learning spaces, we did our part to help community efforts.
Students: Don't let anyone tell you that you are "behind" because of our odd school year. You always have been and always will be an incredibly diverse group of learners with individual strengths and areas needing improvement. Keep reading books and utilizing technology to the extent possible to pursue the knowledge you need in the moment for your purposes. Education is not a list of things to learn; it is a process that continues throughout our lives. You learned things and got practice in skills this year that no classroom instruction could have ever replicated. Continue your learning journey in middle school with your heads held high.