Superintendent's Message

Hello Marietta!

Our summer was busy and filled with positive growth which increases our excitement to open the new school year.

Some changes coming in the new school year may seem subtle because they are “behind the scenes” refinements to our instructional practices. We have been learning about the impact of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that helps give all students an equal opportunity to succeed. This approach offers flexibility in the ways that students access material, engage with it and show what they know. 

Last year we introduced mental health support services in to each building. These additions were very well received by our staff, students, and families. This year we are expanding those services and supports to reach even more students. 

A great deal of our time has been centered on our facility project. We know very well that our aging facilities need to be replaced. Our current arrangement is very inefficient from an instructional, safety, and financial standpoint. We know that we will need to make change, and it is my goal to have the positive changes new facilities will bring to our school and community. 

NEW FACES

For the upcoming school year we have only one change. After one year as principal of Washington Elementary, Alison Woods will return to the classroom at Harmar Elementary. Mrs. Woods was serving in a temporary role as the building principal while Mrs. McIntire recovered from a sudden health scare. Mrs. McIntire is now back on her feet and is ready get back in the saddle at Washington as the principal. I am very happy that we were able to make it possible for Mrs. Woods to have the experience and Mrs. McIntire to have the time to heal. 

Let’s have a great year Marietta!

William Hampton, Superintendent

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