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Tincher Lauded as National School to Watch

Reposted from LBUSD School News 1/22/15

For the third time, Tincher Preparatory School has earned the “School to Watch” honor recognizing academic excellence in the middle grades. The honor is given by the California Middle Grades Alliance.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that Tincher, a K-8 school, was among 15 schools to retain their designation, while another seven schools won the award for the first time.

These model schools host visitors from California and beyond who are looking for practices that will help them to improve.

The winning schools will be recognized in Sacramento at the California Middle Grades Alliance annual luncheon on Feb. 26, and during the California League of Schools' Annual Conference North, Feb. 26 to March 1.

Tincher is the only school in Long Beach and the first K-8 School in the state to hold this honor. Teachers Erin Brady, Anne-Marie Lander, Tim Schugt, Principal Rosemary Sissons, and GEAR-Up Representative Mary Unverferth - presented at the National School's to Watch Conference in DC in JuneMiddle School Teacher, Jamie Vallianos-Healy, accepted the award on the school's behalf in Sacramento in February.   Tincher was first designated as a Schools to Watch in 2008, redesignated in 2011, and again in late 2014.

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