My name is Jasmine Brown and I am the principal of Giffen Memorial Elementary School. I am an alumni of the Albany City School District and recognize first-hand the importance of a solid education and the opportunities it can provide to our children. I am a devoted, passionate educator, that firmly believes in doing all that we can to maximize the potential of each student. The old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is the reason that I believe our direct partnership with parents and the community, as well as a solid and strongly delivered curriculum, are crucial to the development and achievement of each and every one of our students. I am most excited to begin working with you and your children this upcoming year.
In order to improve student achievement, we have three building goals that we are working towards this year. They are as follows:
1. Improving ELA and Math achievement (Common Core Learning Standards)
2. Using data to drive instructional decisions and academic rigor
3 .Transparent communication to all stakeholders
The teachers and staff look forward to serving our families this year. If there is anything we can do to help your child, please do not hesitate to stop in or call. Our goal remains to provide the best possible education for each student and to ensure that both parents and students alike feel comfortable and at home at Giffen Memorial Elementary School.