Wednesday, October 10, 2012
There are many stories that I could tell. I have tried to capture as many as I can on the Principal's web page. I am excited that I cannot keep up with all of the great things that are going on in the classrooms at NSE. I am attempting to solicit some help with this by creating a student journal that will tell these stories not only at NSE, but at Summit Parkway Middle School which is our main feeder school. I am hoping that we will have many students and teachers telling their stories in this professionally designed journal.
I strongly believe that these stories are a result of the reading of Ron Berger's book, An Ethic of Excellence, which all faculty and staff at NSE read this summer, our professional development with Eric White and Lindsey Ott on August 20, 2012, the building of our district's framework over the last several years using the Working on the Work framework, the establishment of our three beliefs here at NSE, and the many conversations that take place everyday in the hallways, design rooms, cafeteria, and scheduled meetings. We are working to become a true learning organization.
1. Every child comes to us with individual experiences and ideas that form the foundation for learning.
2. Every teacher designs authentic and purposeful learning experiences for all students.
3. School and community are committed to working together to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.