Everything begins at the top! We have an outstanding role model who portrays qualities of a leader every single day & does it with a smile. She has impeccable character, kindness, compassion, firm and fair to all, undeniable love for our kids & her job, helpful to anyone who ask for help, understanding, gift of listening, honest, shows dedication to her students & school, shows disgresion when needed, & her integrity is unquestionable. The person I would like to thank is Mrs. Kim Starr, principal at Indian Hills Elementary.
I feel like the administration does a fantastic job of making their stiudents accountable for their actions. Even if a child did wrong they are praised for their honesty, which I believe is critical when establishing fairness across the board. The administration has very struck guidelines established. Therefore, regardless of who the person is or isn't the teachers & administration follow the set guidelines to handle any altercation in a fair manner. The teachers actually teach the definition of integrity long before the kids can say it correctly, much less spell it, by being an example through their own actions of what a person w/ character looks like.
Low teacher:student ratio. They have a lot of aides that help with the classes. We've been here for 4 years and have always been impressed with the level of care and knowledge from the teachers. The Principal and VP are very hands on and know the kids. It's rare to walk through the school and not see them, even before and after school pick up. There is also a lot of parent and community involvement. Even those that do not have children at the school but live in the area come to support the events, like fall fest. I am very proud that my son goes to school here. We looked at a couple of private schools and felt that this was our better option.
I'm also one that believes in holding the parent(s accountable as well. I firmly believe that the more the parent(s) is involved with the child, completing homework, and keeping an open line of communication, the better experience their child will have and the more they will learn.