I hope you are having a wonderful, restful summer. While many may believe educators are off having a summer-long vacation, this rarely is the case. Teachers and administrators have been in and out of the Central Office, writing curricula, throughout the summer. It is delightful to observe this work in practice, as teachers welcome and become energized by their professional discussions. Teachers seldom have the time needed to work collaboratively on curricula and I believe these work sessions offer the best of collegial professional learning opportunities. Other teachers and administrators are working on expanding their knowledge through continuous course work to acquire masters, 6th year or other advanced degrees that are often condensed in summer courses. Our schools are learning organizations for not only our students, but our adult learners, as well.
In addition, our summer school is underway at the Cornwall Consolidated School. Ms. Lee Sohl, on the faculty of Kent Center School, is the director and reports that 45 students are participating this summer and it has been very successful.
The Central Office team has been busy throughout the summer closing out the past school year while at the same time shifting focus to the opening of schools on September 2nd.
We are also thrilled to welcome Dr. Jose Martinez as HVRHS principal. Please join me in supporting him and welcoming him to our region.
As you can see, the summers are not only for re-charging, but also a time for renewal that builds enthusiasm and expertise.
Enjoy the remaining lazy days of summer!