Welcome back to Tippecanoe Valley High School for the start of what will be a great 2022-2023 school year. I am beyond honored to be able to lead an exceptional group of students, staff, parents, and community members here at Valley. We strive to achieve a positive learning environment for all; one where students can learn and achieve at high levels. Every student who walks into Tippecanoe Valley High School is valued as a key member of our school community, otherwise referred to as our ‘Valley Family’.
At TVHS, we are committed to offering a differentiated learning experience for ALL students. Our motto is that we, “Meet students where they are, and take them where they want, or need, to be.” We support a culture where every student has opportunities to explore their passions, get the additional help they need, and learn more than just an academic content.
One of our main instructional goals this school year will be to focus on a collective culture of ‘Empowerment’ through innovative classroom instruction. The authors of the book Empower say, “As teachers, leaders, and parents, we have the opportunity to be the guides of our kids’ education and unleash the creative potential of each and every student. In a world that is ever changing, our job is not to prepare students for something; instead, our role is to help students prepare themselves for anything.” Tippecanoe Valley High School will stay committed to inspiring innovation, providing authentic and relevant learning experiences, and empowering students to pursue their passions while at school.
All decisions at TVHS are made based on the values and beliefs that have been carefully crafted, and included in what is called the TVHS Flywheel. According to Jim Collins, author of Good to Great says, " In creating a good-to-great transformation there's no single defining action, no grand program, no single killer innovation, no lucky break, no miracle moment. Rather it feels like a giant heavy flywheel...Once you get your flywheel right, you want to renew and extend that flywheel- decision upon decision-action upon action, turn by turn." This flywheel best summarizes what TVHS believes in, what we remain committed to, and how we want to continue to grow a high performing and successful school.