Our school is named after Richard and Kitty Spence for their 63 years of service to the students of Aldine I.S.D. Richard Spence was a coach and teacher at Aldine Jr. High (now Aldine Middle School), an assistant principal at Aldine High School, and served in a supervisory and counseling position at Central Office. Kitty Spence also taught at Aldine Jr. High and MacArthur High School, was a counselor at Eisenhower High School and MacArthur High School, and was an assistant principal at Aldine High School until she retired in 1989. Kitty Spence continues to be involved in Aldine I.S.D. by serving as a consultant in the Human Resource Department. We feel honored to have our school named after these two dedicated Aldine I.S.D. educators.
Failure is not an option at Spence Elementary!
We, at Spence Elementary School, are committed to developing in each student competencies to their maximum capacity. We will accomplish this commitment through a partnership with staff, students, parents, and community members. Our commitment is to teach academic and social skills to ensure that our young learners are prepared to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, responsible, and productive citizens.
- We will maintain a school climate in which students and staff feels supported, respected, and appreciated.
- We will ensure a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for all.
- We will create a child-centered environment in classrooms that accommodate various learning styles.
- We will teach the curriculum based on the Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS) and district student goals. Aldine I.S.D. Benchmark Targets
- We will direct our teaching by what we want students to know and to be able to do. (TEKS)
- We will teach by using effective and engaging research-based instructional strategies.
- We will commit to professional development, training, and lifelong learning.
- We will establish open lines of communication with parents and the community.