Tamarack Elementary School was awarded Honorable Mention for outstanding results on the 2017 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey, which was administered to all public school teachers and principals in March 2017.
Based on this designation, TES is one of 22 Kentucky schools earning Honorable Mention that join 10 Winners Circle schools recognized for effective teaching and school leadership practices. Tamarack will be shared as a model of best practices across the state.
TES principal Carrie Munsey said the TELL Kentucky Survey results reflect the outstanding commitment of her school’s education professionals. “Tamarack teachers and staff strive daily to go above and beyond,” Munsey said. “Staff members at Tamarack have strong emotional bonds to the school. They love what they do and look forward to coming to work every day. They are passionate about what they teach and believe they are an important part of the big picture and that their energy and innovation help make Tamarack great. The TELL Survey results prove just that.”
Munsey said the results also support and guide her leadership as school principal. “I am a firm believer in ‘One Size does NOT fit ALL’ in dealing with individual situations and concerns as it relates to my duties as principal,” she said. “Every decision we make at Tamarack is always framed, ‘What is best for the child?’ Our motto at Tamarack this year states, ‘Let all that you do be done in UNITY.’ This says it all about our school and staff. We are ONE team working together to put Kids First.”
The TELL Kentucky Survey collects teacher and administrator insights regarding a variety of topics, including school leadership, community support and involvement, managing student conduct and school safety. Approximately 91 percent of eligible educators statewide participated in the voluntary and anonymous survey, setting a national record.
School, district and statewide results are available at www.tellkentucky.org