New Pine-Richland Superintendent Dr. Brian R. Miller is reaching out to students, parents and the community before classes resume Aug. 28.
He also noted new upgrades to the district, including a new, more secure, entrance at Richland Elementary that will lead visitors directly into the main office.
“The energy surrounding the first day of school is truly exciting,” Miller wrote.
By now, parents should have received a copy of the district’s annual report, which covers Pine-Richland’s outcomes and accomplishments in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.
“It provides an opportunity to reflect on our areas of success,” according to Miller. “It also presents opportunities for growth and improvement.”
Since he began with the district in July, Miller said he has been meeting with those in the community and beyond to identify organizational strengths and opportunities for improvement. This includes meetings with teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and school board members.
“From these individual and small group meetings, several areas of strategic focus are beginning to emerge,” Miller wrote. “More information about these organizational priorities will be shared in the future.
We are also working to identify the benchmarks of success that will help us monitor growth over time.”
Miller also emphasized the importance of communications in the district, with the community and with students.
As the school year begins, Miller said he would be “visible and active in the schools.”
“Ranging from curriculum nights and athletic contests to PTO meetings, I will work to identify meaningful opportunities to begin making connections with the Pine-Richland community,” Miller wrote.
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