Our Faculty & Staff officially returned on Monday, August 24. Many were trickling in earlier than that, and I know many more were working hard over the summer. I'm sure there were hours spent reflecting on, preparing for, and excited about the 2015 - 2016 school year.
At the Opening of School Assembly, I shared our areas of focus with the MPS Faculty & Staff. They are:
- A safe and inclusive learning environment for all students
- Proficiency-based learning
- Personalized learning
As I visited our buildings this past week, I was excited by the smiles on the faces of students, faculty, staff, and parents. When I visit classrooms, my goal is to be a fly on the wall, interacting with the students without interrupting the lesson. Many teachers were kind enough to introduce me. When they did I shared that as superintendent, I have two jobs:
- Work with all the adults in MPS to ensure students feel safe and included.
- Work with all the adults in MPS to ensure students learn.
We will start our first full week together tomorrow, with our student family complete, as we welcome our kindergartners to school for the first time in their lives. It continues to be a professional privilege to serve the Montpelier community with the tremendous faculty and staff in our buildings. I am hopeful for another excellent year for our students, faculty, staff, and families!