Welcome to Avenal Elementary School, a community of learners! It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I join the Avenal Elementary school family. I am truly honored to be appointed to the position of Student Support Coordinator, and am looking forward to assisting Ms. Rodriguez in positively impacting every student’s performance and school experience. We are very proud of our school and the accomplishments of our students.

The dynamic combination of our professional educators, devoted parents and community members ensures that all our students reach their maximum potential and become lifelong learners. We encourage all of our students to become independent and creative thinkers. Every family in our school is very important as we create a school community that will prepare children to thrive in a global society.

My focus this year will be to build upon and refine the implementation of “Restorative Justice”. This program fosters a positive school climate by repairing and restoring relationship which have been harmed by student misconduct. Restorative justice emphasizes empathy, respect, honesty, acceptance, responsibility and accountability. Skills gained through this program, such as conflict resolution, critical thinking, and effective communication, can have life-long benefits.

It is my pleasure to serve our learning community and contribute to a successful school year. I am here to support the students, teachers and the school community. Feel free to contact me anytime, my door is always open. I look forward to a rewarding year.

Mrs. Sledge