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Mrs. Lisa Morris
Welcome to Independence Elementary! Independence is committed to the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. We demonstrate this commitment through our instructional programming as well as our relationships with our students and families.
The culture at Independence is filled with positive energy and one in which children feel safe and respected. As a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) school, we have clearly outlined our behavioral expectations through the “STAR” program. We teach students these common expectations through STAR: “Safety, Teamwork, Attitude, and Responsibility”. Students are positively reinforced on a regular basis for meeting those expectations.
Instructionally, we are committed to providing a rigorous curriculum across content areas while instilling a love of learning in our students. Instruction is differentiated to meet the variety of needs of our learners. We encourage collaboration among our students because students gain a higher level of understanding when they can discuss their thinking and consider the perspective of others. Our talented staff is committed to continuous learning through professional development. We have high expectations of our students as well as ourselves.
Excellent programming in art, music, physical education, and technology complements the core instruction to promote a well-rounded education for each of our students. Also, as a Title School, we are fortunate to have additional academic support staff that continually collaborate with classroom teachers and provide small group instruction in order to best meet the needs of our individual students.
At Independence, “We are dedicated to inspire the heart and mind to achieve excellence. We are united…when one succeeds, we all succeed.”
We’re proud to be a part of Independence Elementary!
Mrs. Lisa Morris