I am honored to lead Yellow Springs Schools into the uncharted territory in which we now all find ourselves. 2020 will certainly be a year to remember but I know that there is promise of a brighter (and safer) 2021.
Our innovative approach to learning here at Yellow Springs Schools has made our district a leader in Ohio and part of the movement to prepare our young people to change the world. Our district-wide commitment to a different type of teaching and learning, of which project-based learning is the foundation, is the core of everything we do.
Through our PBL approach, every student, from kindergarten to 12th grade, will participate in hands-on, deeper learning that encourages creativity, collaboration, and exploration. Wrapped around our standards-based academic instruction, PBL provides our students the opportunity to tackle the real-world issues that our community faces and enables them to make an impact locally and globally. Certainly, the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive racial protests in 2020 have provided context and content for our students to truly learn about the world around them. This is meaningful work!
Our success is possible not only because of the dedication of our teachers and staff, but also the commitment our students and their families show to education, the leadership of our Board of Education and administration, and the support of community members who believe in providing innovative, quality educational experiences for children.
Yellow Springs Schools continues the tradition of growing fearless thinkers and leaders. As we have clearly seen, the hope for a future for all of us lies with our children.
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