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1700 W. El Rio Drive – Tucson, AZ  85746 – PHONE (520) 225-3400 

August 5, 2022 

Dear Tully Families, 

I want to welcome you to the 2022-23 school year!  I am proud to be the principal and excited to continue the work alongside our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our amazing students, our robust team of community partners, and our wonderful parents and guardians. 

Our focus last year was on building relationships and getting to know our students in person rather than on Zoom.  This year we will continue to build on that foundation as we welcome our newest members to the Tully family and catch up with our returning families. 

As an Open Access GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) school, our students ALL receive GATE strategies embedded into the core curriculum. In addition, we will be supporting K-3 classrooms with weekly PETS lessons taught by a certified specialist, to promote thinking strategies. All Students receive high interest electives, music and PE instruction. 

As your principal, I will lead each day with integrity and excellence to ensure that Tully is a safe, enjoyable, and enriching experience for all our students.  While our staff will do everything they can here at school, education is a partnership and so as partners we share the responsibility for your child’s success. We ask for your teamwork and support by ensuring that your student(s): 

  1. Attends school daily, arrives on time and is ready for the day's learning experiences. 

  1. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers. 

  1. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of their school life. 

  1. Informs you if they need additional support in any area or subject. 

  1. Knows that you expect them to succeed in school. 

 Communication is a key to successful teamwork and so while we will endeavor to communicate urgent matters with you via email, phone, class dojo, our website (https://tullyes.tusd1.org/) is a great resource. Please check it regularly and don’t hessite to call our office at (520) 225-3400 if you need more information. 

This year we are getting back to normal. We have many school and community events scheduled throughout the year.  We would like to start a PTSO this year and need your help. Please consider joining our Family Engagement Team to pursue this endeavor of building at PTSO.  If you are interested please contact Goly  (Gertrudes.villa@tusd1.org). 

We are going to have an outstanding year, as a staff we are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you back to school. If you every have any concerns, questions or need to speak to me or any of our amazing staff, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are Tully Pride! 

We hope to see you at our Back-To-School Open House on Tuesday, August 16th from 5-7 PM.   



Sean Wilken 


Tully GATE Magnet Elementary School 

Ph: (520) 225-3400 

Email: sean.wilken@tusd1.org 

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