Be Amazing.

  • Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria can often be heard saying "We absolutely have the right people in place to do the work." It's time to hear from them! Six TCS employees will take center stage and share their unique perspectives on preparing the "TCS Graduate." Learn why the system is committed to building the next generation of communicators, leaders, innovators, global citizens who are technologically advanced and work ready! Plus, learn more about the system's commitment to keep employees and students safe with guest keynote speaker, Chris Dorn.


    Institute Day 2018 will feature a rotation of sessions delivered in a mini-conference format. Employees are asked to arrive at Northridge High School, located at 2901 Northridge Road, for an 8:15 a.m. start time on August 2, 2018 and follow the schedule below based on your feeder zone. There will be two shuttle buses at Northridge Middle, one shuttle bus at Verner Elementary and one shuttle bus at Northridge High starting at 7 a.m. They will be available again immediately after institute. Following institute, Tuscaloosa Police will direct you to a route that will allow for efficient flow of traffic based on where you park. Breakfast refreshments will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. (Central Office employees will be provided their Institute Schedule by email.)


    Institute Day is the Tuscaloosa City Schools' pep rally for teachers on their first day back from the summer. The event features morning refreshments, snacks, live music from TCS bands, cheerleaders from all of our high schools. TCS requests everyone arrive early because traffic will likely be heavy along Northridge Road. 


    Meet the Amazing Speakers!

Key Information

    • Date: Aug. 2, 2018
    • Time: 7:30 a.m.
    • Location: Northridge High School
    • Parking: Arrive early and park at Northridge High School, Northridge Middle School or Verner Elementary School. Shuttle service available.
    • Attire: Professional 
    • Food: Breakfast refreshments served beginning at 7:30, snacks offered.

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