A Message from Dr. Powell, Shull Principal:
It is with pleasure that we welcome you and your child to Shull School. You will find that the staff is eager and capable of providing your child with excellent instruction and a warm, caring environment in which to grow. Our school is continuing the programs and traditions that make us a successful school. The following four areas highlight Shull's unique offerings:
1. Excellent, Experienced Teachers
Our certificated staff has experience in teaching California State Standards, assessing student progress, and working with students to ensure academic progress. The majority of the staff holds advanced degrees in education. Teachers are partners with the children and their parents on the child's path to discovery and achievement. Shull teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a rich experience for Shull students.
2. A Curriculum Designed for Success
Shull provides an enriched, innovative and challenging curriculum which includes the appropriate elementary academic standards integrated whenever possible for richer curriculum. The curriculum, while planned with an awareness of state standards and guidelines, also utilizes individualized learning environments through differentiated instruction in small groups and independent computer learning programs. The curriculum is designed to create a blend of skilled performance, rich information, and deep understanding.
3. Parental Involvement
Parents are recognized for the important role they play in their children's education; we encourage regular communication between home and school. Teachers encourage a partnership with parents, which include helping parents be instructors within their homes. Parents are an integral part of the child's learning team and as such, are also regularly invited to help out in providing support and instruction in the classroom, computer lab, or with on-campus programs. Our PTA coordinates much school support and parents are highly encouraged to participate.
4. Diverse Student Body
Shull Elementary School student body has many students of different cultures and backgrounds. At Shull School teachers and staff provide students with a respectful appreciation of each other's experiences and perspectives.