Growing people, both students and staff, is complex work.
Ultimately, I can never know with 100% assurance that a decision I
make will have the desired outcome or when that desired outcome may manifest itself. I believe that there are, therefore, no objectively right or wrong decisions, there are only justifiable decisions. I don’t believe that acting from a position of authority in applying rules provides much comfort to anyone nor does it strike me as leadership. I act from principles rather than from prescribed rules. Some rules, however, are the applications of these principles. Don’t get me wrong; rules are important but, more important, are the values and principles that lie beneath them and hold them up.
What Do I Believe That Causes Me To Act The Way I Do?
I believe that schools,
- should be safe places; emotionally, psychologically and physically,
- need to lead in developing the health and well being of students; their mental health, their physical fitness and, more and more we now need to lead in developing greater nutritional health,
- should be places where all kids feel that they belong,
- should be focused on learning; deep learning,
- should be the hotbed of innovation and innovative thinking,
- should be FUN!
What Is My WHY?
Education maximizes everyone’s future freedom of choice and action. It provides a key role in creating healthy, confident and happy young people ready to exercise their responsibilities as a member of their community.
Public Education helps feed our economy and secure our democracy.
More so than ever, public schools are the source of character development for our communities.
I believe that I have the ability to grow people and both inspire and motivate them to stretch themselves to truly maintain the relevance of our educational system in the 21st century.
I am proud to work for an organization that has set such a noble and lofty goal for the young people and communities we serve. I am committed to our 90% Graduation Rate. I am also committed to putting a face to the numbers and to learn the story of our students so that I better understand how to serve.
I will continue to pursue a better understanding
of how to meet the needs of the students, parents and communities we serve so that we reach our goal of having 100% satisfaction. As expectations of schools continue to rise, I need to ensure that I provide clarity around the things we can and will do and be open and honest about the things that we won’t do or are not able to do.