Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, Staff, Community, and School Board:
First I would like to thank the staff for the warm welcome I have received during my visits to the schools. I have met numerous teachers and school staff who are all committed individuals with the goal of quality education for all students. I have asked for input from each group and I am compiling that data. It has been great to share ideas and aspirations with the groups and the community. The overarching comments are that our schools are among the best in New Mexico.
During a meeting with administrators last week, I emphasized our commitment to team work and support of all schools. Yes, we do have challenges and we are ready to meet the challenge as a team. I had the opportunity to talk about support. The need to support each other, support for the site administrators and the administrations commitment to support every employee in shaping young peoples lives. I have seen many wonderful things that are already happening in our schools, from growth on standardized assessments to partnerships with local and national organizations. I am impressed by the hard work that our staff across the district has done, we have to push ourselves to do even more. I look forward to the school year and will be sharing our achievements on a regular basis.
In education it seems that acknowledgement of hard work is sometimes slow in coming. Next time you see one of our great teachers, support staff or administrators, please make an effort to tell them how much you appreciate their hard work. For without this commitment, our children may not realize their full potential. I also commend the Roswell Independent Schools, Board of Education. Their commitment to students is second to none in the state.
Thank you and have a great school year.