The Connecticut Association of Schools is proud to announce that Irving Elementary School has been certified for Exemplary School Climate Recognition. Irving Elementary School joins a handful of Connecticut schools also holding the designation.
The administration and faculty at Irving Elementary School completed a rigorous self-assessment examining 27 areas of school practice such as curriculum, integration, collaborative decision-making, parent and/or community involvement, and flexible grouping and scheduling. An evaluation team from the Connecticut Association of Schools then visited the school to verify and validate the assessment.
Mrs. Jennifer Olson, Principal said, “Creating a welcoming, safe, and supportive school
environment has been the foundation of our turnaround work at Irving School over the
past 5 years. We have a school culture rooted in respect---for ourselves, each other and
our school. We believe that relationships matter, and our team has worked hard to
create a sense of belonging and pride in our school. This distinction from the
Connecticut Association of Schools is a tremendous honor for Irving School, and brings
attention to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, parents and the
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew J. Conway, Jr. said “This is fantastic
news and a very well deserved distinction and recognition of the hard work, attention to
detail and continuous efforts to build and sustain a welcoming, engaging culture for our
Irving Elementary School is being awarded a framed CAS certificate, a three-year
exemplary school climate designation, and recognition on the CAS website. As a service
to other schools wishing to improve their climate practices, award winners welcome
inquiries and visitors.
(This is a press release from Derby Schools)