Welcome Back To A New School Year!
Hello! My name is Tracey Cline and I am the new Principal for Westridge Elementary. I have been a resident of Franklin County for 10 years and have worked for Franklin County Public Schools as a teacher at Bald Knob and Collins Lane. For the past 7 years, I have worked in Shelby County as an Instructional Coach for 2 years and then as a principal for 5 years. It feels great to be back serving the community where I live and I cannot describe how excited I am to become a part of this amazing community of learners.
My goal for Westridge is simple, I want to create a legacy of leaders and learners. I want Westridge students to own their learning and advocate for themselves as learners. I aspire to create learners that can discuss their own learning with their teachers, parents and peers. I believe in students (even as young as 5) that can tell you where they are in their learning, where they are going, and can describe how they are going to get there. If we can create learners that can describe their learning in this way, there will be no stopping them and their potential is unlimited. The students of Westridge Elementary deserve this and I am looking forward to seeing them learn, grow, and lead.
I am looking forward to meeting as many families as possible and am also looking forward to a fantastic school year!
Tracey Cline - Westridge Principal