Message from the Superintendent

    Dear Members of the Tabernacle Community:

    The Tabernacle School community prides itself on educational excellence for the benefit of ALL our students by emphasizing a strong partnership between the home, the school, and the community. As we embark on this journey together, I look forward to working with you on behalf of your children. As an educator I believe learning is a lifelong process and our children’s passion for knowledge is formulated in their early years of education. The ability of our children to meet the challenges of a global workplace requires an effective educational environment to foster their growth.

    In order for our schools to remain high performing for all students, we must continue to strive to adapt and embrace new knowledge and skills. The present educational challenges before us are the new learning standards for language arts and mathematics, known as the New Jersey State Standards; the NJ Department of Education's implementation of an online statewide assessment by the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC), and; ensuring our curriculum and instruction are preparing all of our students for success in a global economy. We believe the way to achieve high standards is by ensuring our students are both challenged academically and supported emotionally in partnership with our families and community.

    Our schools are the anchor of our community and when they are excellent, they serve to attract new residents and help to stabilize home values. As always, we continue to focus on maintaining a high quality school district in a fiscally responsible manner.

    For the 2019-2020 school year, the district will continue to focus on a balanced literacy approach to English Language Arts (ELA). A balanced approach to ELA includes: word acquisition/study, readers and writers workshop, guided reading and writing, and independent reading, writing, and conferencing. The district will continue to align the design thinking process in all curricular areas, especially in science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics.) All learning studios, including the DEN, Imaginarium, and Collaboratory will enhance the educational experiences for all students and staff, promoting full curricular integration.

    Working together we ensure our children find joy and excitement in their ability to learn and maximize their potential for educational success! Keep a watchful eye on our schools - teamwork makes the dream work!

    Yours In Education,

    Thomas Christensen

    Interim Superintendent of Schools