About Us

Our Philosophy

At Sheppard, we believe that when expectations are set high, children will rise to the challenge. Each day, our students will receive the highest quality education that is delivered by a passionate, talented, and caring staff that want to see each child reach their full potential. We put an emphasis on utilizing sound instructional strategies that implement the Common Core State Standards in a way that provides meaningful and memorable learning experiences for all of our students. Our children will develop the skills necessary to become critical thinkers so that they can gain a deep understanding of the curriculum. Our teachers utilize a data-driven approach, which informs the instructional decisions in each classroom. We believe that the entire Sheppard community must always “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Always Do Their Best” in order to maintain an educational environment that is conducive the learning. We will strive to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all of our students and their families by any means necessary.

Our Mission

Sheppard Elementary School will provide a safe and secure environment that motivates and empowers ALL students and parents to achieve high academic goals by providing rigorous instruction. In partnership with our school community and our School Advisory Council, the Sheppard staff will develop lifelong learners who demonstrate integrity and can cooperatively and independently succeed in the 21st Century. Together, as highly qualified educators along with our community partners, we will develop students and families who are prepared to become productive and meaningful members of society.

Our Vision

At Sheppard Elementary School, we believe that all children CAN and WILL learn. To ensure that all children become lifelong learners, we will maintain high expectations, foster 21st century skills and promote academic excellence for all students. We will create a learning community in which all children and adults feel welcomed, respected, trusted, and viewed as valued community members. We will create a mutually supportive learning environment. We will nurture a positive school climate in a caring community which respects and values diversity.