Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am extremely proud of the amazing things going on at Alliance Intermediate School (AIS) and I am confident that this will be a year of even greater things to come! 

Our philosophy of education is simple: Students will rise to the occasion (and often exceed our expectations) with the appropriate support from educators and families. While the needs of students are diverse, we are more than capable of meeting them when we use a team approach and individualized care. As a parent myself, I can attest that it truly does take a village to raise a child...especially in today’s world. 

Our primary mission is to educate Alliance’s fourth and fifth graders, and we follow a clear path of standards to achieve this. However, to create an environment that supports academics, we have also established clear expectations and interventions for student behavior. These expectations are taught and retaught through classroom and building initiatives, and they are linked to specific incentives and outcomes. 

I have always told my students that my number one goal as a principal is to ensure that all of my students and staff are physically and emotionally safe. That couldn’t be more true this year! Beyond that, I get the privilege of making certain that teaching and learning occur in every room and reflect the needs of individual students. I sincerely love my work and the district/community I get to serve. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We consider ourselves a family here at AIS and you are a key part of that. Thank you for all you do to grow our little Aviators. 

Your Principal and Partner in Learning, 

Photo of Mrs. Stephanie Garren, Principal

Mrs. Stephanie A. Garren