First Full Day Gets Students Into School Routine
JACKSON, Tenn. – School is in full swing at Thelma Barker Elementary School with eager students who are ready to learn. Also feeling eager and in attendance on the first full day of school was new superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin. Dr. Ruffin says she is very excited for the new school year and explained, “You would think I am starting school for the first time, I have those butterflies and feel excitement ” Meeting and greeting with Madison County School’s staff and students to let them know that she is there for them. “I believe that presence is a lot better than sending a communication piece, it lets you know and it’s real,” said Dr. Ruffin. School Principal Teresa Tritt explained, “She (Dr. Ruffin) has set high expectations but by giving us support to help us and make sure we achieve those expectations.” Dr. Ruffin says she hopes to create a support system where staff and students can work together and succeed together this school year. “I have never failed to be excited for a new school year and i’m just about the same way at the end of the school year,” said Ruffin.