More than a Motto
Dear Community Members:
As we embark on the 2016-17 school year, I want to once again thank the parents and community for entrusting me with the crucial role of leading Morton Grove School District 70. Given the reality that District 70 is a core institution in Morton Grove, one of the largest employers in the area, and the system responsible for the public education of the community’s children, I take that role very seriously.
Anyone who has had a chance to spend any time with me will attest that I talk a lot about students. There is a reason for that -
we are in the “business” of challenging, guiding and inspiring students. In my opinion, there is nothing more important than being student centered. Therefore, one of my key messages to staff is that we will be successful if we focus on making sure students feel welcomed and cared for at school. Schools are built for students, not adults. It is a place for them to grow academically and as individuals. My goal is to be sure we set the conditions for that growth.
With that in mind, I plan to do all I can this year to get to know students. I want them to see me as another resource within Park View School that can help them reach their goals. In that vein, I will be in classrooms on a regular basis, at after school events and activities, and running with the running club! Running is a passion of mine, and in this case running affords me an opportunity to connect with students in a different way.
Running takes training, hard work and positive self talk. Those are the same traits it takes to be successful as a student and a productive citizen in society. I look forward to the upcoming journey with the community as the instructional leader of Morton Grove District 70.