Jasper Lusby, Principal
Welcome video for Sharp Park Academy Principal Jasper Lusby (Young 5's - 5th Grade)- 2018/2019 Jackson Public Schools.
Greetings! My name is Jasper Lusby, and I would like to welcome you to Sharp Park Academy IB world school for the 2018-2019 school year! As the principal of the school I am proud of our amazing teaching and support staff who go above and beyond each day to insure all our students have every opportunity to achieve academic and social success. I am proud of our students who accomplish great things each day. I am especially proud this year that Sharp Park Academy has received the district’s award for academic excellence.
Sharp Park Academy is a small neighborhood school and the staff works diligently to establish positive relationships with families and students. Sharp Park Academy is very family centered and there is not a day that goes by that we don’t have parents working alongside teachers and staff to create a supportive and nurturing school environment. We offer an active PTO and many volunteer opportunities outside the school day as well.
Sharp Park Academy holds the distinction of being the only International Baccalaureate elementary school in Jackson county. We are proud to offer a unique learning experience for students that blends common core standards based instruction with an integrated inquiry approach to learning through the six IB themes that together foster academic excellence, workforce readiness and lifelong learners. We not only provide rich and robust learning experiences that are hands on, minds on, and engaging but also promote and teach social skills associated with our IB learner profiles and attitudes that support students social and emotional success in the school setting knowing that these critical skills are what prepare them for academic excellence at the next level who are lifelong learners and workforce ready. In addition, we use service learning and community service projects as a way to engage our students in the larger community to support student connections with workforce readiness.
Our teachers are among the best and brightest! We work everyday to insure that all students have opportunities to meet their maximum potential and our teaching and support staff differentiate instruction, provide intervention and enrichment opportunities, and opportunities for student leadership. Insuring that all students have instructional experiences at their level insures that all students achieve academic excellence. In addition, we also work on developing global citizens by actively teaching and reinforcing social skills including problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
The Sharp Park Academy Elementary experience is designed to prepare students to be leaders in their school and local community, for their experiences at Middle School @ Parkside, Jackson High School and beyond.
We are a staff that is committed to success for every child. We are looking forward to another amazing year working with families and students are are glad you have chosen Sharp Park Academy.
Mrs. Jasper Lusby
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