Mt. Healthy City School District, I want to thank Dr. Reva Cosby, the Mt. Healthy Board of Education, and the amazing staff at Mt. Healthy City School District for the warm welcome that I have received as Superintendent. The opportunity to serve as Superintendent of Mt. Healthy City School District is incredibly humbling and exciting. I look forward to engaging with staff, students, parents, community members, and alumni. I want to thank all of the staff, parents, and students that took the time to give us input through our survey. Our Board of Education and Administrative team are working diligently to create a restart plan which will guide us in welcoming students back to an “as close to normal as possible” classroom experience in August while taking necessary precautionary measures to keep students safe. It is our hope to share our plan with all of you by mid-July. The safety and well-being of our students and staff remain a top priority. Our district is poised for incredible growth as we continue to meet our objectives of Education Destination.
The theme for our 20/21 school year will be “Growing Together” to celebrate the power of moving together toward a common vision and direction. We will continue “growing together” to accomplish the objectives of Education Destination.
1. Ensuring all students are engaged in high-quality and effective instruction within the framework for Formative Instructional Practices (FIP). 2. Create a safe and supportive environment for students and teachers with a proactive, consistent implementation of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices. 3. To identify and meet the evolving and complex needs of our district’s diverse population, to reduce barriers to education, and increase community/parental involvement and support.
We must treat one another with dignity and respect. We all deserve to feel safe and loved. Our message of “growing together” reminds us that we are all a work in process. This growth can only be accomplished when we provide the grace and safety to be vulnerable and allow each other the space for this to occur. As I continue to meet each of you please feel free to reach out to me through email, a phone call, a text, or schedule a time for us to talk together one on one.
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