Award Year: 2020

Tyler Run Elementary School

580 Salisbury Drive
Powell, OH, 43065-9833

(740) 657-4900

Mrs. Jennifer Mazza, Principal at time of Nomination

Olentangy Local School District

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Our mission is "to facilitate maximum learning for every student."

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Diversity Houses come together for an assembly in matching shirts

Diversity Houses come together for an assembly in matching shirts

Tyler Run Elementary School (TRES) is successful due to the sense of community among students, staff, parents, and the community. Tyler Run facilitates maximum learning for all students through engaging in many activities to build leadership skills and celebrate diversity.

The heart of our leadership is the Tyler Run Tiger's "Paw"sitive Promise. In our community, the focus is on Teamwork, Respect, Effort, Spread Kindness (T.R.E.S). Students and staff are reminded daily of the promise through a catchy chant with hand motions. These four behaviors are taught and expected as TRES builds a positive community. Students, staff, and the community gather together to celebrate the efforts of our students in a quarterly town hall meeting by recognizing students who have consistently demonstrated these behaviors.

There are many opportunities for students to form relationships and celebrate diversity with students in other grade levels. Buddy classrooms provide opportunities to establish relationships throughout the building with reading, writing, and content-related projects. All students also meet regularly in cross-grade level diversity houses to connect cross-grade level students and staff in a family unit. Diversity houses and buddies are two important community building events that help form meaningful friendships. Students are provided many opportunities to share their gifts through the Caring Kids Club, Run Club, Rumblers, Girls On The Run, News Crew, Photography Club, and Safety Patrol. The students at TRES know they have many community members within the school that support and care for each other. This community contributes to the success and sense of belonging at TRES.