Greer Elementary School

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Mary Carr Greer Elementary School is an Albemarle County public elementary school that teaches students from pre-K through fifth grade and is part of the county's Northern Feeder Pattern. From Greer Elementary students will continue on to Jack Jouett Middle School and graduate from Albemarle High School. As of 2012, Greer has 437 students enrolled under 80 faculty and staff members.[1]


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History

Greer Elementary School was founded in 1974 and named for Mary Louise Carr-Greer, a tireless educator and education innovator.[2] Since its opening, Greer Elementary has continued to expand and in 2012 underwent a $3 million renovation, adding six classrooms as well as an art studio and an outdoor classroom.[3]

No Child Left Behind

Since 2007, Greer Elementary has been designated as an "improvement" school for its failure to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind qualifications. According to school officials, much of this is due to a disproportionately high degree of cultural diversity and large number of English as Second Language students. These conditions have driven Principal Robyn Bolling to implement unique strategies, including administering assessments of student learning almost daily.[4]

Principals

The current principal is Robyn Bolling.[5]

The following is a list of people who have served as principal[1]

Term Principal
2012 - present Robyn Bolling
2007 - 2012 Matthew Landahl
2004 - 2007 Kim Cousins
2000 - 2004 Steve Braintwain
1974 - 2000 Fulton Marshall

Safe routes to school

The county is planning on upgrading sidewalks in the area by applying for a Safe Routes to School grant from the federal government.[6] A travel plan has been created by the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation with collaboration from county officials. The plan consists of several projects to be considered and approved by VDOT before the county can seek federal funding.[7]

Audiobooks

In early 2014, teacher Stephanie Tatel received a $1,200 gift from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. Tatel will use the money reinforce reading skills with the use of audio in her classroom.

The project, entitled “Engaging and Motivating Special Needs Readers,” will use 20 mp3 players to create a digital audio library designed for 4th and 5th graders. [8]

Map

Mary Carr Greer Elementary School is located at 190 Lambs Lane.

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°04′42″N 78°30′22″W / 38.078332°N 78.505983°W / 38.078332; -78.505983

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Mary Carr Greer Elementary School Fact Sheet, County of Albemarle, retrieved May 30, 2012.
  2. Web. School History, Mary Carr Greer Elementary, retrieved May 30, 2012.
  3. Web. Work on school facilities winding down in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Megan E. Davis, Daily Progress, August 5, 2012, retrieved August 6, 2012.
  4. Web. New principal at Greer has her work cut out for her, Megan E. Davis, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 18, 2012, retrieved August 20, 2012. Print. August 19, 2012 page A1.
  5. Web. Principals Named for Hollymead, Greer Elementary Schools, County of Albemarle, June 5, 2012, retrieved June 6, 2012.
  6. Web. Safe Routes to School Travel Plan - Greer Elementary and Jouett Middle, retrieved June 6, 2012.
  7. Web. Routes to Greer Elementary, Jouett Middle School to get safer, Ian M. Lamb, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 24, 2012, retrieved July 12, 2012.
  8. Web. Greer Elementary teachers encourage reading through audio books, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved May 19, 2014.


External Links

Official site