Linda Vista K-8 (Comstock Street) » Director Message

Director Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  I have been honored to have been part of the Thrive Team since the very beginning in 2014--building the dream alongside an amazing team of leaders, teachers, and believers in this award-winning public school. This year is particularly special, as we opened a brand new permanent campus in Linda Vista surrounded by a supportive community full of opportunity and inspiration!

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your trust and commitment to the mission of Thrive Public Schools. Thank you for helping us build a compassionate community of learners. Thank you for all that you do to get your child to and from school each day (believe me, I know it can be challenging). And thank you for trusting us to take care of your babies. I promise you; we will continue to put your child first in everything we do!

I am inspired each and every day by the curiosity of kids and am devoted to making sure each child is known, seen, and valued on this innovative journey toward a lifetime of learning. I do this "heart work" because I truly believe that Thrive kiddos will change the world and that by giving students access to creative and personalized education they will have a plethora of opportunities at the end of their Thrive journey: access to colleges and careers that will inspire them and the world. I am forever grateful I have the opportunity to find a career full of worthy work, where every day I am fueled by the passionate and fun-filled lives of children.

I hope as the year progresses you will watch your child learn to be:  

  • A reflective and creative thinker
  • A self-directed, responsible, and discerning learner
  • A collaborative contributor to the community who finds meaning and honor in hard work
  • A responsible and empathetic citizen and community member

These are the things we are working toward each and every day at Thrive. I am looking forward to being on this journey with you.


Shelli Kurth | School Director