Mission, Vision Statement & History
Our mission is to teach and facilitate learning in a cooperative, diverse and safe environment.
We are here to prepare children to be successful citizens in a diverse world.
How Theodore Jamerson Elementary School Came To Be
(A student created interview with Mrs. Mueller, Spring 2014)
The summer of 1990 Sam Azure was named principal. In 2006, TJES was awarded a Reading 1st grant.
In 2008 TJES was awarded a Math Counts Grant. In 2011 five additional buildings were added to TJES. The year before the college allowed TJES to use space from different college buildings including using the small gym for grade 7 and 8 classrooms.*
As of 2022, TJES uses (Gym* and cafeteria shared with the college) a total of 13 buildings on the campus of UTTC.
This is the history of TJES and how it was formed. Story by Evelyn & Tristan, Grade 5
* Fall 2023 Ray Talley became principal of TJES
* 2022-2023 TJES Celebrated 50th Anniversary
* 2022 - 2023 was the last year TJES offered grade 6
* 2022 - 2023 Jr. K was added
* 2021 - 2022 Pre-K was offered via the FACE program.
* April 2022 the mask mandate was lifted. Wearing a mask became optional for students and staff.
* April 19, 2021 TJES Students returned to Face-to-Face instruction with a mask mandate in place.
* Because of the pandemic, on-campus classes closed March 17, 2020. TJES transitioned to online classes using Google Classroom and Chromebooks. Off campus student lunch home delivery began Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
* 2019-2020 was the last year TJES offered 7th grade.
* UTTC converted the small gym into a game room for college students.
When the college does not need the multi - purpose room, TJES uses the multi - purpose room for gym classes.
* During the Spring of 2018 Jessie Fischer became the principal of TJES.
* Glenna Mueller retired from teaching at TJES in 2015 after 42 years.
* The 2014 - 2015 school year was the last year TJES offered 8th grade.
- 2023 Group Photo
Music Program Videos
2018 - 2019 Group Photo
2016 - 2017 Group Photo
2016 Students on aircraft
2013 - 2014 Group Photo
2015 - 2016 Kindergarten
2013 -2014 Care Mobile story