Back to school time is a favorite season for me, and I’m sure for so many of you. It’s a time filled with anticipation, excitement, wonder and possibility. The notion of possibility has been a guidepost in my life and my educational career. One of many reasons why I am excited to join the LOSD team is that possibility abounds in our incredible district and community.
Our possibilities are made even more abundant with the incredible support of the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation. Because of Foundation support, every elementary student has music instruction and reading assistance. And, every middle and high school student is offered an unmatched selection of electives in science, technology and the arts. New this year, the Foundation’s endowment fund for teaching and learning excellence, is granting training opportunities to develop greater efficacy and accelerated mastery through a focus on advancements in literacy, science, technology, engineering, arts and math, as well as social-emotional supports. This robust support from The Foundation fortifies our focus on providing equity, innovation and social-emotional support for our students.
The success of each and every student in LOSD equates to the success of our community, state, nation and world. As we venture into the land of possibility ahead, we have endless opportunities to inspire rigorous learning, to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and to champion what makes our community great - our public schools. As we usher our students into our classrooms soon, let’s all take a note from the poet Emily Dickinson and dwell in possibility. From our dedicated educators to our supportive parents and community, in LOSD, the possibilities are endless!