by Sandra Nemes photo by Isabella Johnson design by Eric Levine
Establish and nurture relationships with the community that result in frequent two-way communication to accomplish school goals.
"It's been neat to sit with the teachers and hear from them about their programs, whether it's an academic area or an art. The history of how each teacher came here, how they develop their programs [...] has been fascinating. I've learned so much about all the teachers and how they build their programs to the foundation. I am honored and humbled to be here, and I am looking forward to working with everybody. Dreyfoos is such a phenomenal and amazing school and [I am] looking to make it even better."
Work collaboratively to focus on meeting student learning needs and continuous school improvement.
"It's my personal philosophy that educators have to be communicators. They have to be good at communicating, listening, and problem solving. To me, that's kind of a cyclical thing that you keep doing. So, as I go and develop plans, I learn more, there will be other initiatives."
Analyze the culture of the school learning environment that improves learning for a diverse student population.
"I think it's important to learn a school's culture, beliefs, traditions, values, and norms. A school like this has a lot of them. I'm excited to learn all of those things - from the student perspective, the staff perspective, the community perspective. [The pandemic] really has impacted the transition. Half our students aren't here, so I'm not getting the full effect of Dreyfoos as if we were in the regular environment before. I am very anxious and eager for things to [return] to normalcy and for all of us to be together every day on campus learning again."
Meet the needs of all students by developing plans for next year's course selection and fostering postsecondary success.
"We are always looking at how we can ensure that we are offering enough opportunities for students so that they have everything they need. The goal [-] is to make sure that we are offering every opportunity for students. I always want to learn and grow from my students, from my staff, from my mentors."
New Principles for a
Ms. Blake Bennett on the four tenets she formulated to direct her initial days of tenure
"I alw ways want to lea arn and grow from my stude ents, from my staff, from my mentors."
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