From the Director of Instruction
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Thank you for the energy and time that you devote to our students. I know many of you have heard me talk about how teaching isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle decision. In education we don't punch in and punch out, we carry work home with us both literally and figuratively as we are constantly in search of ways to better reach our students, make connections, and support them as individuals and in their learning.
In working with our teachers and staff in the capacity of Director of Instruction and my previous roles in the district, as well as in my role as a parent, I continue to be inspired by the passion, energy, and enthusiasm that you bring in to your classroom every day! Thank you so much for all that you do for our students and families!
Surveys, surveys, surveys....
Thanks in advance for sharing your voice!
Spring Testing Update
- Our NWEA window begins next week (5/7). Don't forget to check out the resources that Cheryl Wilson has organized to support teachers and students for NWEA. Click here!
- Woo-hoo! Our first testing window is officially closed! We've completed one window of M-STEP testing (two more to go) as well as PSAT, SAT, and ACT WorkKeys at the high school.
- Did you know that M-STEP preliminary reports are available within 48 hours of students testing? Let me know if you are interested in previewing the results after your students test.
Thank you to our teachers, secretaries, technology staff, media center staff, principals, and counselors for making testing sessions run smoothly for our students.
Updates on Educator Evaluation
If you are interested in participating on a voluntary committee to review and provide input on changes, please let me know. I anticipate that this committee will meet two or three times during the summer months.