Dear CSS Families,
Although it is summer, there is a lot going on at Center Street! First and foremost, our new assistant principal, Grace Long, was confirmed by the board of education at Tuesday evening's meeting.
Ms. Long received her undergrad and masters in curriculum and instruction from UCLA. She has been a member of the Lawndale Elementary School District since 2001. During her tenure there, she has served as a 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th grade teacher. Since 2014, Ms. Long has also served as the middle school language arts coach. In this capacity, she has provided instructional coaching for teachers, lead lesson study and data analysis, coordinated professional learning communities, collaborated with Ed Services and teacher leaders to align district goals and has designed intervention for struggling students. She is also a Cotsen Alumna.
Ms. Long is in every way a teacher leader, dedicated to working with our staff and families to continue the amazing work that we are already doing at CSS. On a personal note, she is also living the elementary school life at home as a parent of three children, ages 8, 6 & 2.
The other big news is that we broke ground for the new TLC building! Here is a list of what is happening:
I hope that you and your family are having a fun-filled and relaxing summer including all kinds of learning experiences for your children. We look forward to hearing about your adventures when school begins on August 29th.
Martha Monahan, Principal