Welcome to the Carver Elementary Principal's Corner
Ms. Westlund grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa. After going to college in Chicago and spending some wonderful time teaching music in the Middle East, she taught Spanish in Prince George's County, completed her master's in International Education and later became a literacy coach and an AVID coordinator. Ms. Westlund moved to St. Louis to help kick off Carver Elementary and has been here since! She spends a lot of time outside, loves rollerblading, and plays piano and guitar. She has a new niece and nephew and loves to brag about them. :)
Ms. Westlund loves reading and has recently enjoyed these books: The Beautiful Struggle (Coates), And the Mountains Echoed (Hossein), and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Scieszka).
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Attendance: Up 14% between 2014 and now!
Reading: We average 1.5 years of reading growth per scholar per year.
Math: We were in the top 10 SLPS elementary schools for math performance on our last benchmark of 2015-2016.
Parental Involvement: 90% of our parents were at at least one Carver family event last year.
Community Support: More than 10 different organizations support our scholars at Carver (this includes three churches, SLU, WashU, JSU Alumni Association, Urban Strategies, Garden Heights Nursery, the Regional Business Council, the Clark-Fox Foundation, and many more).
Innovation: We are starting a chess program. We partner with UMSL Studio Schools. We have small groups in reading and math. We have technology in every classroom, and we have Friday Celebration Majors! Ask us for more info. :)