Greetings Moton Family!
As the newly appointed Principal of Robert Russa Moton Charter School, it is my honor to welcome you to the 2018 – 2019 school year. My name is Tarynesa “Terri” Williams and I was selected to lead our wonderful school by the Advocates for Innovative Schools, Inc., Moton’s charter school board. This past April, I was recruited to follow the distinguished founding Principal, Paulette P. Bruno. It is an exciting time to be a Moton Owl. Join us for the many new and innovative things we have in store for our young scholars. Our mission is to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of our Moton School family.
Being the mother of a young daughter, I want the best of everything for my child. I am committed to doing my best for each child who can walk, run, or roll through the doors of Moton Charter School. I consider all of them “my” children, as well. Thank you, parents, for sending us your “best” children.
The school’s motto, “Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding are the Keys to Success,” says it all. Our goal will be to ensure that each student at Moton has a guarantee to grow in his or her academic abilities and to establish a chance for success in high school, college, careers, and life.
A unique year-round calendar provides continuous instruction minus long breaks. Our children will build upon their knowledge without losing ground. Students who attend our school will learn using state of the art curriculum delivered by well-trained teachers in a high-tech environment. The scholars will be safe, cared for, and taught by some of the finest teachers in New Orleans. Our educators utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to diagnose current skill levels and set goals for achievement. Already, teachers have been preparing for the school year with more than 70 hours of professional development, technology training, instructional coaching, classroom readiness, and orientation.
We expect to implement a fully functioning Middle School program beginning this year. In addition to a new academic plan for seventh and eighth graders, we will have athletics, dance, drama, computer, and music classes for all interested scholars. We will search for students who have special needs and unique talents to be nurtured. New Orleans is famous for the music of its native sons and daughters. Who knows? We may have the next Juilliard scholar here in one of our classrooms.
We have added support services including a nurse, full-time social worker, Special Education teachers and Interventionists. Twenty new staff members and three returning colleagues, including our Assistant Principal, Deidre Denis-Bradley, have joined our extraordinary veteran teachers.
Please use the school website, www.motoncharter.orgto learn about the school’s activities. Newsletters, a calendar of events, and updates can be found on the site. Details about the new curriculum, teacher email addresses, and the school’s history can be your portal of information on “all things Moton” in one place.
Parents, community members and volunteers are invited to join us as we embark on a new day for Moton School. Join our Parent-Teacher Association and visit the school often. Check out your child’s classroom to see when we expect them to enter college. We will be on a dynamic journey to make Moton one of the best schools in the city. All of the tools have been put in place.
It is my privilege to serve as Principal in a place where parents, teachers and students care for each other and support academic growth. I am on a mission to make Moton a place where children can learn, live and love. We plan to make a deep and genuine difference in the lives of our students. We believe it is through them that we can touch the future of our society. We believe it and we will achieve it.
It is going to be a great year. March with us as we achieve success under the 2018 -19 banner of “One Team, One Dream!”
Keeping children first,
Tarynesa “Terri” Williams