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Vanessa Flynn -- Principal

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Vanessa Flynn's passion for working with families and teachers and a love for school-life have brought her to Short School.  She enjoys her principalship in this dynamic community, which is staffed by collaborative and effective teaching professionals and attended by wonderfully curious children with a high capacity to achieve, think critically, and act creatively.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Flynn worked as an elementary school teacher and instructional coach for twelve years in Oakland Unified School District.  Then, she was admitted to New Leaders, where she was a fellow of leadership and administration.

As a New Leaders fellow at Lighthouse Community Charter School, she was a resident principal, co-leading the kindergarten through eighth grade instructional program. This instructional leadership resulted in significant gains in student achievement at LHCC.

Thus, she was inspired to develop Read Think Apply, a comprehensive framework of literacy instruction that focuses on standards, differentiation, critical thinking, literacy, and content integration.  

In conjunction with coaching in instructional approaches, Ms. Flynn has worked with principals and teachers to develop leadership effectiveness.  These aims have moved schools toward becoming high-functioning organizations.  She brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the Short School community.

Important Upcoming Dates

February

Monday, February 2nd: Book Mobile at Short School

Tuesday, February 3rd: 5:00-6:00pm

Meeting about 4th grade portables at Short School

Wednesday, February 4th: 6:00-7:00pm

PTA Meeting to plan fundraising events at Short School

Friday, February 6th: 8:40-8:50am

Student of the Month Assembly

Monday, February 23rd: 6:00pm

District Board Meeting 

Posted by: Pepe Gonzalez
Published: 1/23/15

School Standards

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1.- Show Respect

2.- Make Good Decisions

3.- Solve Problems

Short Elementary

 35 Marin St

San Rafael, CA 94901


415-485-3793 - Telephone

415-721-1055 - Fax

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