Mission & Goals

Laura Meyer - January 8, 2016 - $85,161

Personal Mission Statement

My personal mission for 2015-2016 is to utilize and develop my knowledge, skill sets, and abilities as a servant leader throughout all facets of my life (faith, family, friends, community, and work) through reflection, interaction with others, and continuous learning.

Professional Goals

Goal: I will work collaboratively with district and school colleagues, parents, students, and community stakeholders in order to prepare, create and establish a state-of-the-art learning environment which welcomes and cultivates a sense of community pride and educational excellence as well as promotes a mantra that all learners will achieve and be successful.

Goal: I will find effective ways in which to "sharpen my saw" by eating right, self-reflecting, and exercising.

Weekly Summary Report

Highlights for the week:

*Affidavit Season, Part 2 - I spent about 60% of my week attending to affidavit meetings and various issues to their regard (speaking with Sandra and school principals). Getting kids in school was top priority...and adding more to my prayer list, too.

*Gifted & Talented - Lori, Gerald, and Trevin have confirmed their participation in the January 28th activity for our 4th grade G/T students and teachers at BSI. (9:00 AM that morning)

*SC READY - On Thursday, I sat in on a great meeting with the 3rd grade teachers at HES. (see photo below) Karen Mathis shared information about the new state assessment and she provided the teachers with a calendar so that they could lay out their plan for preparing students. She also shared sample-type passages and questions that we anticipate the assessment format to follow. Teachers discussed and agreed upon the need to model, practice, and release this information over the next 4 months to their students (Gradually Release Model) so that by assessment time in April they will be best prepared.

*BSI Visit - On Friday morning, I spent 2 hours with some of the faculty there. Right before the holidays, some of them reached out to me wishing to talk. I met with one of the guidance counselors, the reading interventionist, the front desk secretary, the Rosetta Stone teacher and a 5th grade math teacher. It was great to be at BSI!

During one of my conversations at BSI, I was asked about my vision for SCE...Man, it felt so good to know that vision and have it naturally pour out! I am about 10 pages way from finishing my most recent "read" called School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Gruenert & Whitaker. It has been fantastic in helping me to reflect and formulate a plan for helping to create a successful school culture at SCE. Its premise is on making sure that the culture in a school is guided first and foremost by what's best for students. Amen!

*Personnel & Attendance Zones Meeting - Look forward to these meetings...I know that Michelle and Tina are anxious about giving their faculty some information. They both have shared that several times a day they are asked when and how they will find out about their placements for next year. I look forward to our continued collaboration throughout this process!

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