I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays. I always enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends. As we get ready for the spring semester, I am excited about the opportunities each student has when they walk through one of our school buildings. Our job is to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the next phase of their life, whatever that might entail. This is not an easy feat and our teachers and administrators have to work hand in hand with all the stakeholders in order to achieve success.
Tuesday, I was able to spend some time listening to conversations teachers were having about best practices, power standards, common core standards, and common assessments. It was so invigorating to hear the professional conversations taking place amongst the staff. It is this type of environment that leads to continued success and achievement for our students.
I hope you have a great 2012!