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Dear Killingly Memorial School Families, Students, and Community:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope everyone has had a fantastic and relaxing summer. My name is Tina Chahanovich, and I am thrilled to be your new elementary school principal. I am honored that this community/school district has chosen me to lead the Killingly Memorial School. As a longtime resident of Killingly, I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has provided me with so much over the years. I have over twenty years of educational experience covering grades pre-k- 8. Most recently, I was the middle school principal in Thompson, and prior to that, I was the assistant principal at Mary R. Fisher Elementary School. I have also been a part time curriculum director and literacy coach.
I am looking forward to meeting your child (children) on the first day of school. I feel that my responsibility as the Principal is to ensure your child receives a quality education within a safe, respectful environment. My past experience has shown me that it takes a team to help all students reach their maximum potential. I will work collaboratively with the staff at Killingly Memorial to provide an academic program where all students can be successful. I know the staff at Killingly Memorial School shares that same focus. I am a firm believer in the home/school connection. Please feel free to contact me at the school with any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself. Working together only enhances your child’s educational experiences. I believe that strong community-school relationships are essential to high academic achievement.
I am excited by the amazing possibilities of the upcoming school year. I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. It is our goal at Killingly Memorial School to make sure that all students are prepared for middle school by addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, increasing academic expectations for all students, and engaging the community.
If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child's teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.
Tina Chahanovich, Principal