If you ask one of Samantha Liptac’s fourth-grade students what a mistake is, they will likely respond with one of her favorite mottos, “Mistakes are proof you are trying.”
Liptac prominently displays the phrase in her classroom throughout the school year. She uses it to remind students it is okay to make mistakes, especially when they learn from them.
But it certainly was no mistake Liptac was selected as the 2018 Tooele County School District Teacher of the Year.
Creative. Professional. Passionate. A strong leader. These are just some of the words Senior Executive Staff members of the Tooele County School District use to describe the 2018 TCSD Administrator of the Year, Northlake Elementary School Principal Renee Milne.
14KTooele County School District is K-12 with 26 schools and approximately 14,500 students enrolled.91%The Tooele County School District graduation rate is 91%. Utah’s statewide graduation rate for 2016 was 85%.96%In 2016, the district had 4,247 students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course with a 96% graduation rate for students who were CTE concentrators.26TCSD has 15 elementary schools, 3 junior highs, 4 high schools, 1 K-12 school, 1 special education pre-K, 1 alternative school, and 1 online K-12 school.8 DLITCSD has 8 schools with a Dual Language Immersion program. We offer open enrollment DLI in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.2 STEMWe have 2 state-designated STEM schools that create strong instruction for college & career readiness focusing on Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics.1009/ 1542TCSD has 1,009 certified, 1,542 classified, 19 administrative classified, and 67 administrative personnel. A total of 2,637 employees7,286 Sq MilesTooele County School district covers 7,286 square miles.60%Approximately 60% of classrooms have Promethean Interactive Whiteboard technology.1:1Wendover High, Dugway K-12, Ibapah Elementary and Vernon Elementary have laptops for every student.