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|About||Kate Sullivan Elementary School, Parent Teacher Association|
Kate Sullivan Elementary school had its beginning in 1948 in a four-room barracks which was located directly west of the present school campus. The main red brick building was constructed in 1949 and became the third elementary school in Tallahassee. An annex with six additional classrooms was built in 1965.
The first renovation of the main building was completed in 1970. The remodeling of two classrooms, hallway space and the library converted an undersized library into a spacious media center. In 1976 the auditorium was air conditioned, carpeted, and converted into additional classroom space. During the 1986-87 school year, the PTA sponsored a major fund raising to build two tire playgrounds. Both playgrounds were built in two days with the help of parent and community volunteers.
In 1991, the main building was renovated again and an additional wing of ten classrooms was completed to house kindergarten and first grade classes.
During the early seventies, the organizational structure was non-graded with students placed on teams by chronological age. An individualized, diagnostic/prescriptive approach was used. During the mid-seventies this approach was evaluated and students were assigned to grade level teams. For several years students changed teachers for reading and math instruction based on their levels/needs. In the 1981-82 school year the faculty again evaluated the organizational structure. As a result of this self-study, students are now placed in self-contained, heterogeneous classrooms with limited changing for instructional purposes.
In 1985-86 Kate Sullivan applied for and was selected as one of 270 elementary schools in the United States to receive the National Exemplary School Award. As explained in the Tallahassee Democrat (July 1, 1986), "this award was based on the school organization, instructional programs, teacher evaluations, continuing efforts to improve school-community relations and sustaining progress." At the December PTA meeting, Mr.
PTA Board for 2016-2017
President, Miatta Jalaber
VP, - vacant
2nd VP Kendra Adams
Treasurer, Frank Rudd
Asst. Treasurer - vacant
Secretary, Nan O'Kelley
Share Night Coordinator, Melissa Rudd
Box Tops/Labels Coordinator,
|Awards||The Kate Sullivan PTA was a Tallahassee Democrat Volunteer of the Year finalist in 2012.|
|Founded||Kate Sullivan Elementary School Established 1948|