Welcome to Inspire School of Arts & Sciences!

Welcome Jerry!

Jerry Crosby is excited to be returning to the Chico area.  She began her journey as a graduate of Sierra View, Bidwell Junior and Pleasant Valley High Schools.  From there she attended Brigham Young University where she received two bachelor degrees, and then to Stanford University where she received her Master's in Education.  Jerry began her teaching career in inner city schools in the Bay Area, Orange County, and Sacramento.  She spent 23 glorious years in English classrooms before making the leap to administration.  She served as a vice principal for six years in both the Sacramento and Elk Grove Unified School Districts.  For the last two years, she has served as Principal of Toby Johnson Middle School.  She hopes these 30+ years have prepared her for her role as the Inspire Principal.  Jerry has already had the chance to meet most of the Inspire staff and many Inspire students.  She has been impressed with the level of dedication and vision shown by all and looks forward to being part of such an extraordinary family.

 In her spare time--when she has some, Jerry enjoys reading mystery and fantasy novels, attending musical theater, and skiing of any kind!  She is also working to finish her doctorate at California State University, Sacramento.  


Congratulations Inspire!!‚Äč 

CA 2015 Gold Ribbon School

Exemplary Arts Education Award

In State Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson’s words, “This award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of your school’s educational community.

These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching.They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.

 In addition to being chosen as Gold Ribbon Schools, 38 schools were given an additional honor of being selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education, Career Technical Education, or Physical Activity and Nutrition. Schools had to apply separately for these honors, which will be denoted on the list below by a symbol that corresponds to their program. The awards, introduced in 2013, reflect Torlakson's goals outlined in his A Blueprint for Great Schools report, which provides direction for California's education system.”

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