The mission of Auburn City Schools, the pinnacle of educational excellence, is to ensure each student embraces and achieves his or her unique intellectual gifts and personal aspirations while advancing the community, through a system distinguished by:
Compassion for others
Symbiotic relationships with an engaged community
The creation and sharing of knowledge
Inspired learners with a global perspective
The courage to determine our future
Strategic planning, defined as a method by which a community continuously creates artifactual systems to serve extraordinary purposes, has been approached as both a discipline and a process. With an intent to generate innovation and creativity and with a respect to the established traditions and reputation for excellence, it is the purpose of this plan to serve the students and community with a commitment to unprecedented possibilities and continuous discovery.
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View Auburn City Schools Strategic Plan
[Board approved March 2013]
Auburn City Schools enrollment is climbing at a very rapid pace
In October 2013, Dr. Karen DeLano laid out the process that Auburn City Schools would use to move forward with providing facilities for the ever-growing student population.
That process has been progressing steadily over the last several months. A facilities committee has been working hard on determining what options exist for providing adequate physical space for our students. At the same time, a financial committee has been studying options on ways to help increase our ability to pay for such facilities.
Auburn City Schools Presents Facility Options Survey Results
Auburn City Schools presents the results of the data collected by survey during and after the well attended community forums. Results are being reviewed and considered along with other factors such as available funding, educational programming, instructional best practices, advice from the financial and facilities advisory councils, and student input while determining the best approach for addressing the enrollment growth and facility needs of the school district. The superintendent intends to bring forth a recommendation in early May 2014.
Please click here to review survey results
Auburn City Board of Education held a joint work session with the City Council on Monday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m. at the Harris Senior Center, Opelika Road.
Click below to review the work session presentation materials:
ACS Facilities Plan Presentation 2024
ACS Facilities Plan 2024
Community Forums - February 24 & 25
Community Forum Meeting Presentation
Community Forum Options Packet
Raville looks forward to her first administrative role at AHS
Auburn High School has an entirely new group of administrators in place to start the 2014-2015 school year with.
Caroline Raville has been selected as one of the assistant principals under Dr. Shannon Pignato and she is looking to bring her passion for education at the teacher level to her new position as an administrator.
Raville is originally from South Florida, but made the move to Auburn at age 15 before graduating from AHS in 2000 and earning an English degree from Auburn University.
“(After Auburn University) I went to Africa for a while and worked with a non-profit in Swaziland before coming to Nashville to work in publicity (for authors) for a publishing house,” Raville said. “From there I was hired by a non-profit organization that ran all the after school programs in Nashville and I was their director of development, but I kept sneaking out to spend all my time at the after school programs (which was actually in her job description).”
There Raville tapped into her natural talent for teaching.
Johnson Moves into Role of Principal at Richland Elementary
Jeffery Johnson has been chosen to be the Principal at Richland Elementary School.
“I’ve been at Richland since we opened in 2008 and we have an outstanding staff, superb parents, and fantastic students,” Johnson said. “I am proud to be a Richland Champion!”
Before his position as principal he was the assistant principal at Richland for six years and at J.F. Drake Middle School for four years, where he was once called on as a reference for former Drake Principal Debbie Beebe to be on the CBS hit show “Survivor.”
“She gave me my first opportunity to work in administration and Auburn City Schools,” Johnson said. “Debbie was a great influence on my life because she was so bubbly and a full spirit, everybody loved her and she was a great example for me as an administrator and the biggest thing I learned from her was how to deal with people because she was such a people person.”
Johnson credits a lot of his administrative mindset to working with his former principals at Richland, Debbie Smith (opened Richland with Johnson) and more recently Jason Lowe, but growing up one of his two older sisters, Dr. Yvette Evans, was someone he admired that encouraged him to pursue education administration as his career.
WMR Welcomes Tracey Streetman as New Assistant Principal
Some Wrights Mill Road Elementary students and parents will be greeted by a familiar face on the first day of school this year.
Tracey Streetman has made the transition from teacher to administrator in her new role as the assistant principal at WMR.
Streetman had her first experience in Auburn City Schools as third grade student at WMR and now after more than two decades of working in education she has migrated from her teaching capacity at Dean Road Elementary to assisting Karen Mason at WMR.
“I went to school for this (administration) and I have a love for children and people,” Streetman said.
“Working on 23 years of experience with a diverse background I feel like I can do this and it was just simply time (the move on her career path).”
Streetman has spent her entire life in Auburn and its surrounding areas.
“I grew up right outside of Auburn in Little Texas and moved here when I was in the third grade,” Streetman said. “I was here for third grade and I went to fourth grade at Boykin (Community Center), but soon moved back to Little Texas.”
Morrissey Joins Team of New Administrators at AHS
Auburn High School has rounded out its dream team of new administrators with another young and energetic personality with the hire of Bo Morrissey.
Morrissey, 31, has been a part of Auburn City Schools for 12 years now and will start his first year as an assistant principal at AHS on Aug. 11.
“I am just excited for the students and teachers to get here so I can start building those relationships,” Morrissey said. “I love getting to know people and I am somewhat lucky because I already know majority of the students on campus from working at the junior high.”
A South Carolina native, Morrissey fell in love with the Auburn University Tigers while growing up (sporadically on and off) in Hoover, Ala., and made Auburn his destination for his college education.
“Once I got to Auburn I discovered ACS and I quickly learned what a special community this is,” Morrissey said. “My wife and I love it here and it is our home (Bo and Molly have been married for almost 8 years and they now have one and a half year old daughter).”
AHS welcomes Sinclair to administration team
When it comes to being one the three new assistant principals at Auburn High School, Damian Sinclair a.k.a. Mr. Fix-it, approaches the job similar to the way a mechanic approaches a car.
He considers himself a “people builder” because he likes to make sure all the pieces of a school are running smoothly just like a mechanic maintains and ensure the quality of a vehicle and how it runs.
Sinclair said that mindset all starts with listening to people more and forming positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and fellow administrators.
“I am the type of person who is going to come to work every day with a smile on my face while leaving all personal things at the door,” Sinclair said. “I want to come in and have a positive experience and give others a positive experience; with my business background I am big into customer service.”
A native of Crowley, Louisiana, Sinclair originally worked in banking and finance for Wells Fargo while working on additional degrees like his Masters in Management from Belhaven College in Mississippi (he also has a Masters and Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership from Troy University-Phenix City).