Gillian Chapman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Teton County School District No. 1
During the 2018-2019 school year our district will continue its work towards Success 2022, which states that by 2022 every 3rd grader will be a proficient reader and mathematician, every 8th grader will be a proficient writer, and every graduate will be life ready.
Additionally, this year we are launching the TCSD Kind campaign. We are committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities to meet each student’s academic and social emotional learning needs in a safe, healthy environment. Throughout the school year we will harness our staff’s expertise and that of our community partners to provide a variety of in-school presentations and activities and parent information sessions focused on developing healthy relationships with peers and a sense of community that will encourage all students to be advocates for one another and provide the supports they need to speak up when they see bullying, harassment, or other unacceptable behavior. We ask for your help in promoting and reinforcing these values at home.
Today I am proud to announce the opening of Munger Mountain Elementary School! Our team worked tirelessly to open this new school on time and on budget. While today we celebrate that our elementary students will no longer be learning in over crowded classrooms or sub-standard temporary modular buildings, we are actively and aggressively exploring a variety of construction options to ensure that the capacity issues that plagued our elementary schools for so many years do not follow students into their secondary education. These solutions all require funding from the State of Wyoming, which we are pursuing for the upcoming legislative session.
In addition to addressing secondary capacity issues, our district continues to struggle with the funding cuts that were imposed by the Legislature in the face of declining State revenue. Addressing these fiscal challenges will be difficult but our publicly elected, volunteer Board of Trustees and staff remain committed to providing the highest quality education and supporting each and every one of our students.
We look forward to working with you to ensure all of our students have the best opportunities to create a strong foundation for future success and efforts towards achieving Success 2022 with every TCSD student life ready, proficient in reading, mathematics, and writing. It takes a whole team, with each of us fulfilling an important role in order to accomplish this goal. Together, I know we can and together, I know we will.
Superintendent Gillian Chapman, Ed.D.
Teton County School District #1
PO Box 568 (mailing)
1235 Gregory Lane (physical)
Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: (307) 733-2704
Fax: (307) 733-6443