August 7th , 2013 10:00 am Leave a comment

Communication, safety, education top priority list as new school year begins

By

For most of 2013, the administration of the Carter County Schools system has listed safety, communication and education as its main priorities.

Photo by Brandon HicksClara Sale-Davis, director of the Benwood Initiative, was invited to the county’s inservice to introduce and elaborate on the idea of the professional learning community.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Clara Sale-Davis, director of the Benwood Initiative, was invited to the county’s inservice to introduce and elaborate on the idea of the professional learning community.

During their first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year, the county’s teachers and principals saw those priorities hadn’t changed much.

On Tuesday morning, Carter County Schools conducted an inservice at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church to welcome staff to the coming school year, and to create expectations for it.

“My challenge to each of you this year is to help each of your students reach their full potential, and settle for no less,” said Assistant Director of Schools Peggy Campbell. “Always remember, children are our most important natural resource. Teach them well.”

To help the effort to maximize students’ potentials, Director of Schools Kevin Ward said a priority must, and has been, placed on creating a secure learning environment.

“Safety is always our first priority,” Ward said. “If we’re safe, we feel safe, and our faculty, students, and parents feel safe, we’re going to do a better job educating our children.”

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

share Facebook Twitter

Switch to our mobile site