A new school year presents many new opportunities, new classes, new faces, sometimes often new materials. Starting a new year gives us the opportunity to make new plans, design new strategies, and implement new ideas. Whether one’s responsibility is administrating, teaching, preparing lunches, transporting students, maintaining a building, or managing an office, there is always room for improvement and for new ways to do a good job even better. We can be proud of what we have achieved–but our achievements are not due to complacency. Our program is what it is because a staff of dedicated, teachers and teaching assistants have a common goal–to do what is best for the children and are always looking for ways to achieve that goal.
This year, as in the past, we must concentrate on the processes that spur continuing advancement: evaluating what we have, determining what we can do to improve, and identifying what we need to make those improvements.