As we embark on the 2021-22 school year I want to take a moment and celebrate the success of last school year. Many schools in Ohio did not make it back to face-to-face instruction last year and because of the hard work of our families, students and staff we were able to have a successful school year with only minor disruptions. Thank you for helping us make last year possible!
The 2021-22 school year will come with its own challenges. As we prepare for this year I am excited to see our district take steps toward normalcy. Personally, I have three goals for the 2021-22 school year. First, we will be focusing on learning gaps caused by the pandemic year. My second goal is to increase engagement between the district and the community. Lastly, I would like to begin a collaborative strategic planning process and create clear goals for the district.
In closing, I want to say that the district cannot do it alone. We need you, and we need to work together as one school community for the benefit of our students. Consider the concept of synergy. Below is a quote from Dave Ramsey’s book EntreLeadership:
“One of the largest, strongest horses in the world is the Belgian draft horse. Competitions are held to see which horse can pull the most, and one Belgian can pull 8,000 pounds. The weird thing is if you put two Belgian horses in the harness who are strangers to each other, together they can pull 20,000 – 24,000 pounds. Two can pull not twice as much as one but three times as much as one. This example represents the power of synergy. However, if the two horses are raised and trained together they learn to pull and think as one. The trained, and therefore unified, pair can pull 30,000 – 32,000 pounds, almost four times as much as a single horse.”
If we work together, unified as one school community, we can continue to provide high-quality education for our students.
Thank you, and Go Warriors!
-Chase A. Rosser, Superintendent of Schools