Principal's Corner

The Passenger Directors/Administrators and Passenger Engineers/Teachers of
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Welcome you and your child/Passenger(s) to the 2018-2019 Academic School Year

Mrs. Jackson-ByersWe are very excited to have you and your child/Passenger Aboard the TMES Express!  
Our Theme: "This TMES Train is Bound for Performance, Passion, and Purpose…Level Up!"

The primary goal of the Student Engineers of Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is the development and education of the total child. Realizing the uniqueness of each child’s abilities and experiences in his/her home surroundings and community environments, we strive toward awakening self-awareness and building self-confidence so the child may become a well-adjusted and productive members of society.

We have developed, "Operation Level Up" which is filled with high expectations and strategies geared for every student passenger.

As Principal/Conductor of Thurgood Marshall Elementary school, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is a Preschool through fifth grade school serving the Asbury Park community.  We are pleased to offer you this website as a communication tool as one of many ways in which we interact with our parents, community, or those seeking more information about our school.

As an educational team, we at Thurgood Marshall Elementary school are dedicated to academic excellence and holding high expectations to ensure that each and every student will be a successful learner.  We are committed to creating a safe and positive learning environment where staff and students promote and model responsible, respectful behavior in order to provide each student the best learning opportunity.   

Along with academic excellence, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is also committed to the social and emotional needs of our students.  We offer site-based counseling and social skills training to help students form positive relationships.  We encourage students to be kind and take a stand against bullying.  We implement Responsive Classroom which is an evidence-based approach to education that focuses on the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL). The Responsive Classroom approach empowers us as educators to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities where all students have a sense of belonging and feel significant.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School recognizes the importance of a supportive Parent Teacher Organization.  This organization is vital in supporting the educational need of all students.  Parent and community involvement are critical to the success of our students.  We welcome your involvement in your child’s educational experience and our school activities.

Children are our most precious resource.  As the Conductor of TMES Express, I dedicate myself to serve our community to support student learning.  I am extremely proud to be a part of the educational development of your child.  On behalf of the entire staff, we are energized and excited to work with all children.

Please browse the links provided for further information regarding our school and district. 

Yours in Education,
Thea M. Jackson-Byers, Principal


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