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Welcome TK Students and Families,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Temperance-Kutner Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I look forward to beginning an amazing school year together on August 16th. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them a first-class learning environment.


I have had the privilege of serving the Clovis East community for the last seven years as both a teacher and administrator, but in addition to my role as an educator, I am also a mother and wife. My husband and I have lived in Clovis our whole lives and knew it was where we wanted to raise our children. In August, our daughter Khloe begins sixth grade, and our son Aiden will begin his sophomore year of high school.


The 2021-2022 school year will mark my 18th year in education. Serving as an elementary principal will provide me the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. My career is dedicated to paying it forward to a community that helped form my belief that each of us can make a difference in the lives of our students. I firmly believe that we must teach our children that they are capable of reaching their goals if they work hard, using their character and perseverance to help them achieve. I look forward to working collaboratively with teachers and parents on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students who are learning and growing in the classroom.


With my goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Temperance-Kutner Elementary School, I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to effectively communicate with parents and community members. We will be meeting with parents, students, and as a staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication.


To our students, I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and I cannot wait to meet you all!!! It is going to be a fun year learning together.


In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I genuinely welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to creating a positive culture of collaboration between our school and community.


We Believe We Can, and We Will!


Sincerely,
Kelli Hinojos
TK Principal


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