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Paula Crew's Blog Page

Welcome to the blog of Mrs. Crew, Superintendent of the Tecumseh Local School District! Mrs. Crew will focus on news about the district, interesting student work, and achievements by students and staff on this blog. She will also share information about pertinent educational topics.
Safety Training for the Transportation Department
Posted 8/10/2018 at 6:56:32 PM by Paula Crew [staff member]
Our bus drivers participated in safety training this week.  Drivers reviewed appropriate responses to take if dangerous situations develop on the school bus.  Some of the scenarios they practiced responding to included an intruder coming on the bus, a weapon on the bus, and evacuating the bus in the event of a fire.  I'd like to extend the district's appreciation to the New Carlisle Fire Department and the Bethel Fire Department for their assistance and expertise today.  They helped by fogging the bus to simulate smoke in order to make the drill more authentic.  Drivers took turns practicing evaculating students under these conditions.
Safety and security is continuously on our radar at Tecumseh Local Schools. We continue to explore additonal methods to provide training for our staff and implement addditonal safety measures at Tecumseh Local Schools. 
Clark County Fair Begins
Posted 7/20/2018 at 6:44:21 AM by Paula Crew [staff member]
The Clark County Fair begins today through next week.  This is the exciting culminating event for many students, staff and parents of our district, as it reflects hours of preparation and hard work.  The students, and often times parents as well, have spent hours caring for their livestock and animals throughout the winter and spring months.  This includes routine early mornings and late night feedings and cleaning of stalls.  The FFA Proram at Tecumseh Local Schools provide students an opportunity to develop a strong work ethic and responsbility as they care for their animals.  I encourage people to take time to visit our students at the barns as well as the numerous students projects at the fair.  Thank you for all involved in making this opportunity possible for our students!
Welcome New Administrative Team Members!
Posted 7/1/2018 at 10:06:35 AM by Paula Crew [staff member]
I am thrilled with the additions to the administrative team we have to begin a new school year at Tecumseh Local.  The change started with our new Treasurer, Denise Robinson in January.  Denise has been a crucial addition to our team, as her years of experience as a school treasurer has already resulted in major savings in several areas for the district.  More recently, the BOE approved the promotion of Mr. Ivan Gehret from High School Principal to Assistant Superintendent.  Although he officially begins this position on August 1st, he has already started taking on projects and responsibilities this summer.  I am looking forward to partnering with Mr. Gehret to lead this incredible district.  At the board meeting last week, the BOE approved the hire of our new High School Principal, Mr. Aaron Oakes.  Mr. Oakes comes to us from Tipp City High School, where he served as the Assistant Principal.  Mr. Oakes plans to continue with the implementation of PBIS at the high school, which is a system that provides positive systems and strategies of support to serve all students.  This is something I support and feel strongly about to help our students succeed, regardless of the barriers they face.  Lastly, the BOE at Tuesday's meeting approved the hire of Ms. Beth Moore as our new Curriculum Specialist.  Ms. Moore has taught fifth grade in our district for close to twenty years.  Her expertise is in the area of reading literacy, curriculum development and data analysis.  She will be a vital asset to assist our administrative team and staff as we continue to improve the learning process for all students K-12.  This is an exciting time at Tecumseh Local Schools as we add these new positions to an already excellent administrative team.

Safety and Security are on the forefront at Tecumseh Local Schools
Posted 6/22/2018 at 5:33:55 AM by Paula Crew [staff member]
 Safety and security measures are contstantly on the forefront at Tecumseh Local Schools.  The Board of Education and our staff continuously evaluate our needs and execute plans to maximize the safety for our students and staff.  Most recently, the Board of Education approved the hiring of a School Resource Officer assigned solely to Tecumseh Local Schools.  We'd like to welcome Deputy John Loney, who will be our School Resource Office effective with the onset of the upcoming school year.  Deputy Loney's office will be at the high school, but he will be actively involved with students and staff in all of our school buildings.  Deputy Loney is a veteran deputy with the Clark County Sheriff's Department and he is excited to get started!
We'd like to extend our appreciation to the Clark County Commissioners who stepped up to help cover over half the cost for employing Deputy Loney.  They were receptive of our request for assistance, which I appreciate on behalf of the welfare of the Tecumseh Local School District. We'd also like to express our appreciation to personnel at the Clark County Sheriff's Department for their support and assistance in making the School Resource Officer program possible.
Summer Food Programs
Posted 6/15/2018 at 9:05:47 PM by Paula Crew [staff member]

There are several food programs available for our students this summer. Impact Bethel will once again be hosting their annual summer lunch program. Free lunches will be served to area children starting Monday, June 4th through Friday, August 3rd at two locations. The locations include the shelter houses in Smith and Raynor Park. The Park Layne location will move to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church on days it rains. The program is available for children up to eighteen years of age who live in the Tecumseh Local School District.

Second Harvest Food Bank will host a summer food program every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at New Carlisle Elementary beginning June 12th and ending July 26th from 1:15 – 2:15 for students eighteen years of age and younger. Students will receive a box lunch that will usually be a hot meal. Students will also receive fresh fruit and vegetables and a “go pack” of non-perishable food each Thursday to take home.  A food pantry will be available on these days for parents to visit.

We are fortunate to have these organizations and volunteers to assist with summer food needs. 

Please contact me at paula.crew@tecumsehlocal.org with any qeustions. 

Greetings from Tecumseh Local Schools
Posted 6/9/2018 at 5:45:10 AM by Paula Crew [staff member]
I am honored to be the next superintendent of Tecumseh Local Schools.  We have an amazing district with a team of dedicated staff that strive to meet the needs of all students.  Communication is paramount.  My plan is to use this Blog platform to share information and events, as well as celebrate the successes happening at TLS.  I welcome questions and communication you may have for me.  My email address is paula.crew@tecumsehlocal.org.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have quesitons about our school district.

                              "Learning for All ~ Whatever it Takes!" 


About Mrs. Crew
Mrs. Paula Crew has served as an administrator with Tecumseh Local Schools since 2003.  She spent a decade as the Director of Special Education and Professional Development, and five years as the Assistant Superintendent, until her promotion to Superintendent in the spring of 2018.  Prior to working at Tecumseh Local Schools, Mrs. Crew began her career as a teacher for students with special needs followed by an assistant principal at Clark-Shawnee Schools. She is also a veteran, serving six years in the military.  Mrs. Crew enjoys being actively involved in many of the school and community initiatives and events and has a passion for education and Tecumseh Local Schools. Her educational philosophy supports that of the district, Learning for All ~ Whatever it Takes!
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