Welcome to an exciting new year of learning and discovery in the Selma Unified School District. I am pleased and honored to serve the students, faculty, parents, and community of Selma as your new Superintendent. We exist to ensure that our students receive a high quality education that will prepare them for College and Career in the 21st Century. District staff have worked diligently for the past several weeks preparing our schools and classrooms to receive the approximately 6,200 students of Selma Unified, and are making sure that our students learn in safe, orderly, and welcoming learning environments.
The Board of Trustees, and our team of dedicated professionals are committed to fulfilling the mission of the district, which is “to provide a student-centered instructional program which allows students to reach their highest potential as contributing members of society”. As we engage on our educational journey this year, we will work to “Intensify Our Mission” by ensuring that our students are College and Career ready. In educating 21st Century learners, we will ensure that they have the necessary skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaborating, and communicating while demonstrating proficiency in the California State Standards (also known as the Common Core State Standards), and that they graduate well prepared to move forward in life, as competent, caring, and productive members of society.
There is an ancient proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I agree, and would add that it takes a village to educate a child. With this in mind, Selma Unified School District will continue to build strong partnerships with parents and the community as we educate and develop the “whole child”. This development includes providing more pathways to success by increasing Career Technical Education offerings, and more academic programs that support a “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) focus, so that Selma Unified students have equal opportunities to compete in today’s fast paced world.
We exist to serve the families and community of Selma. I am extremely happy to be a part of this wonderful team, and will work with you to make a positive impact on the lives of our students, by ensuring that we provide high quality instructional programs in schools of excellence, and that students they are academically and socially prepared for the bright futures that they deserve.
We are “Selma in Action”, and I look forward to what we will accomplish together, as we make this an exciting, engaging, and successful year of teaching and learning.
Tanya A. Fisher, Ed.D.