1142 E. 56th St.
Tulsa, OK 74105
Principal: Kristy Taum
At Marshall Elementary School, we inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to the world. Our vision is that Marshall students are actively engaged in learning within a collaborative school climate and culture built on a sense of belonging through relationships, informed by a lens of equity, and rich with academic and social emotional learning opportunities.
Focus on the Whole Child
Marshall Elementary has a schoolwide focus on social and emotional learning (SEL). Creating high-quality learning experiences means educating the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. Through this process, children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Here at Marshall, we are proud of the opportunities we have created for our students to succeed academically. Marshall has a strong relationship with Reading Partners, as we house one of the largest centers in the district. In addition, our school offers an after-school leadership program called Community Action Project, which will culminate in end-of-year student leadership debates. We also focus on individualized student learning, as our curriculum incorporates small group breakouts, allowing students to work directly with their teachers on specic areas of need for 15-20 minutes per day.
FOCUS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Marshall has a strong pre-kindergarten program which has greatly benetted the community. This program helps acclimate students to a classroom setting, places them on a track toward early literacy and creates a solid educational foundation for students across a variety of subjects.
John Marshall (1755-1835) was an American politician. He was the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law. Many believe he made the Supreme Court of the United States a co-equal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801. At the age of 45, he became the last of the chief justices to be born in colonial America.
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was the grandson of a slave, and in 1930, he applied to law school at the University of Maryland. He was denied admission because of his race. This blatant racism haunted him and set the course for his future accomplishments. Marshall applied and was accepted into Howard University Law School. He developed a passion to overturn the 1898 Supreme Court ruling Plessy v. Ferguson that ensconced in law the "separate but equal" doctrine that would undergird legal racial segregation for decades.
John Marshall dominated the Supreme Court for over three decades (34 years) and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Marshall reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution. In so doing, Marshall cemented the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government. Furthermore, Marshall's court made several important decisions relating to federalism, affecting the balance of power between the federal government and the states during the early years of the republic. Specifically, Marshall’s court confirmed the supremacy of federal law over state law, and supported an expansive reading of the enumerated powers. He built up the third branch of the federal government, and augmented federal power in the name of the Constitution, and the rule of law. John Marshall, together with Daniel Webster (who argued some of the cases), ranked among the leading Federalists of the day.
As a practicing attorney, Thurgood Marshall’s impressive record of victories of Supreme Court challenges to state-sponsored discrimination, including the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, attracted the attention of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy appointed Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In this capacity, Marshall wrote over 150 decisions, including opinions supporting the rights of immigrants, limiting government intrusion in cases involving illegal search and seizure, enforcing the protecting against double jeopardy, and protecting the right to privacy. During Marshall’s tenure on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, not one of his 98 majority decisions was ever reversed by the United States Supreme Court. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Judge Thurgood Marshall to the office of U.S. Solicitor General. He was subsequently nominated and confirmed as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court in 1967. Thurgood Marshall thus became the nation’s first African American United States Supreme Court Justice.
These individuals exemplify values shared by the community, including a strong work ethic, the pursuit of excellence, and an emphasis on education.
1142 E. 56th St.
Tulsa, OK 74105
Ms. Tatum has been an educator at Tulsa Public Schools since 2001. Her first assignment was a fourth grade teacher at Remington Elementary. In 2009 she began her career in administration, becoming the principal of Jackson Elementary. Since then, she has served as the principal at Skelly Elementary and now Marshall Elementary. Ms. Tatum is the mother of two who enjoys planning her free time around them and their activities. Ms. Tatum is a graduate of RELAY school of education and is currently a part of the first TPS Leading Educators cohort.