Elementary School


Principal: Shelley Bruns


6th Grade: Susan Smith

5th Grade:  Louisa Maestas

3rd & 4th Grade: Chavez

2nd Grade: Kimberly Tafoya-Perez

1st Grade: Shana Burton

Kindergarten: Candice Putman



Educational Assistants:

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
email: [email protected]

Our mission: To build bridges between parents and educators for our youth.
Meetings are held at the elementary library.

Forester Elementary K-3

Miranda Elementary 4-6







School Goals

  • At least 70% of our students will score Proficient or Advanced on the Reading
    and Istation.
  • At least 58% of our students will score Proficient or Advanced on the Math PARCC.

Springer Elementary Vision Statement

We believe that the most promising strategy for achieving the mission of
Springer Elementary is to develop our capacity to function as a Professional Learning Community.

We envision a school in which staff:
-Instruct with enthusiasm and work positively together for the benefit of each child and are
consistent in all aspects of instruction across grade levels.
We will use data to identify the standards each student needs to master for proficiency and
modify instruction to achieve student growth.

Work together cooperatively with parents and students to support the school with genuine effort.

Develop a school climate that is welcoming and fun, where instruction is demanding
(high expectations),and demonstrate concern for and celebrate student achievement.

Demonstrate a personal commitment to bring all students to or above grade level academically.

Create a learning environment where students take responsibility for their learning and behavior, and

plan for a successful future.

Teachers will utilize data to write and implement action plans to meet student needs

Work cooperatively with parents and provide support for academic achievement at home.


Four Critical Questions 

1. What do we want each student to learn?

2. How will we know when each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when a student experiences difficulty in learning?

4. How will we respond when a student already knows it?


Four Critical Questions


1. How do we want each student to behave?

2. How will we know when each student behaves correctly?

3. How will we respond when a student has difficulty managing behavior?

4. How will we respond when a student behaves correctly?

“Unless educators are working interdependently to achieve a common goal for
which members are mutually accountable, they are not a team.”

Learning by Doing (Dufour, Eaker, Many)

Nine Characteristics of high-performing schools

1. Clear and Shared Focus.
2. High Standards and Expectations for All Students. 
3. Effective School Leadership. 
4. High Levels of Collaboration and Communication. 
5. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Aligned with Standards. 
6. Frequent Monitoring of Learning and Teaching. 
7. Focused Professional Development.
8. Supportive Learning Environment. 
9. High Levels of Family and Community Involvement.

Springer Elementary 
Staff  Professional Standards

  • Give your best effort for our kids each and every day.
  • Demonstrate consistent high regard and respect for students, parents, and  colleagues.
  • Give others the benefit of the doubt- assume the best.
  • Try to understand others as much as you would like to be understood.
  • Celebrate successes and victories.
  • Follow procedures and protocols.
  • No complaints without seeking solutions or helping with solutions.