Living our Mission in 2017
As we GROW into a New Year it is always good to set a focus for what lies ahead. We know that each year brings its very own promise and challenges. This year is guaranteed to bring both.
At Dayton Independent Schools, we will continue to focus on living our mission to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students. In doing so, we must ensure four key themes continue to guide our work. They are:
These four themes come from the work of Larry Brendtro and his study of our American Native cultures and the focus they had for developing their youth. I support his idea that our youth face multiple risks that are related to destructive relationships, climates of futility, learned irresponsibility, and loss of purpose. We must continue to look for ways for young people to develop a sense of their own value by providing opportunities to be of value to others.
I look forward to GROWING with you in the New Year!
We GROW together!
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools