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Welcome Letter from the Principal

Dear Plymouth Center School Families,

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself to you as the new principal of Plymouth Center School!  I have been learning more about the school community over the past few months, and it is clear that Plymouth Center School provides a caring and nurturing environment for students, staff and families, and is a wonderful place to learn and grow. I am honored to be a part of such an exceptional school community, and as part of Plymouth Public Schools, where excellence in education is a longstanding tradition.

I have been an educator for 22 years, beginning my career as an elementary teacher in Farmington where I taught for 10 years, and then spent 9 years as a PK-6 building principal in Region 6 and a PK-3 building principal in Litchfield.  I have had the privilege of serving as superintendent in Litchfield for the past 3 years but am thrilled to be where my heart lies- the building principalship.

My husband and I have two grown children who have been able to continue to make Connecticut their home and have a 2 ½ year old grandson who is the light of our lives!  We love to spend time with our children and grandson, and enjoy being active with our black lab, who obviously demands that we spend lots of time outside walking, hiking and playing. 

I am committed to the core beliefs here at Plymouth Center School, and will continue to support the development of the whole child that so successfully occurs here.  My passion for teaching and learning, advocating for ALL students, and commitment to the social, emotional, academic and physical development of students will ensure that our students continue to succeed and are engaged in all aspects of their own learning.

I truly believe that a partnership between home and school builds strong relationships which support the learning of all students.  I look forward to getting to know you over the summer and throughout the school year and encourage you to call or stop in to see me.  The best way to reach me would be at turners@plymouth.k12.ct.us. I also hope to arrange for an informal gathering where we can have the opportunity to meet each other.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.  I am excited to begin this journey in such an amazing community!

 

Best,

Sherri Turner



Mission Statement

Plymouth Center School, a unique learning community, strives to awaken the natural curiosity and love of learning in all of our students while providing a supportive, safe, and nurturing environment. We are committed to each and every child, affording them their right to learn and achieve their highest level of proficiency in essential academic, technological, and artistic skills, while fostering respect and social, emotional, creative, and physical development. Our diverse learning environment affords everyone the opportunity to maximize their potential toward the ultimate goal of living a purposeful, contributing, and fulfilling life.

About The School

About PCS

The Plymouth Center School is a beautiful pre-k to five school housing approximately 370 students. The learning community is rich with diversity. The staff works together to identify specific needs of the learners and develops improvement plans to assist every individual in meeting success.

In order to promote a positive school climate for all, we have introduced elements of the Responsive Classroom model. Each day in each classroom, Morning Meetings take place as a way of creating a supportive classroom environment. Teachers have been accessing several resources offered through the Northeast Foundatation for Children, in order to implement effective management strategies that support student success. To support our school-wide efforts toward a positive climate, a Character Counts Committee was formed during the 2007-2008 school year.

The staff of Plymouth Center School is committed to the process of school improvement. As part of our commitment, we have several active staff committees that engage in reflection on Best Practices - particularly in the areas of curriculum development, instructional planning, effective assessment, differentiated instruction, and inclusion. These discussions take place as part of our EIP Core Team, Strategic Planning Committee, Common Grade Level and Team Meetings, and our Teachers as Readers Committee. The Teacher as Readers Committee, now numbering at 19, is a particular source of pride to our school. The reading and subsequent reflection has sparked incredible professional growth among staff.