D11 Monthly Insights
A School District 11 Communications Publication
Superintendent's Mission Matters: Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
I want to welcome everyone back to the 2019-2020 school year. There is so much excitement in our community, and much of this is due to our deep collaboration with students, staff, parents and multiple community stakeholders to develop a new strategic plan that will guide us for years to come.
Our new mission is: We dare to empower the whole student to profoundly impact our world. This bold declaration defines our primary purpose, which is to create the conditions by which our students will be successful. In order to fulfill this, we must protect the instructional core, be relevant and responsive, and ensure our staff are supported in order to be their best.
Within our strategic plan there are three strategies, and our primary area of focus is to create an ecosystem of equitable practices. This means that we must have deep relationships with our students to best understand what it will take to maximize their learning. It also requires us to see ALL students, no matter their backgrounds or stories they bring to our schools. We are ALL here, ALL of the time to serve ALL students!
As the Superintendent of our schools, I look forward to the amazing year ahead. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but the staff in D11 stands ready, willing, and able to rise up and meet those challenges. We will be supportive of one another, continually partner with our community and leverage resources accordingly. Together, we will be profound and we will Inspire Minds!
Thank you, again, for making District 11 your home, and we look forward to ensuring your student is college, career, and life ready.
Yours in partnership,
Dr. Michael J. Thomas
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