Greetings Greeneview Local Schools,
The school year is off to a successful start and I am thrilled with the quality education I see every day as I visit our buildings and classrooms. I am blessed to work in a community and in a school district with so many caring individuals who make this a great place to work and learn.
We have resisted the urge to teach to the test because we are firm believers that if we seek to develop authentic learners then we will get test results, but if we seek to achieve only on high-stakes tests then we will rarely get authentic learning. Our schools are full of exciting learning opportunities for students and we will continue to expend Project Based Learning, STEM courses, and engaging 21st Century Learning opportunities.
Four years ago, I asked the staff to list what makes Greeneview Schools special and the answers could conclusively be narrowed down to three clear core beliefs for the District. Our core principles of Building Relationships, Promoting Growth, and Driven by Goals serves as a framework for decision-making in the district. These have become the processes by which we seek to achieve our ultimate goal of Student Achievement.
Professionally, our staff is focusing on clearly answering the question, "Why do we do this as a district?" to some of our deep-seated practices. We are also reviewing things that we do as a district to make sure it aligns with our Core Beliefs. This is essential to align our processes with our vision. Ultimately, Student Achievement is our goal so we respond to our Report Card results with a renewed focus on the quality processes that will yield the highest student results.
In leadership, I have found that leaders see the connections between practices and vision but we often fail to help others make those connections. We must work hard to connect vision of Student Achievement to the practices we do every day in our district.
Thank you for your support of Greeneview Local Schools!
Isaac W. Seevers