As we return from spring break feeling renewed and recharged, I wanted to take a moment to express how very proud I am of our staff and students. They have been taking advantage of our tremendous investment in new technology infrastructure and hardware to fully transform the learning process. From successfully preparing and participating in the first year of PARCC testing; to implementing multi-media classroom projects that boggle the mind; to providing new incentives and tangible rewards that every student can strive to attain; a superintendent couldn’t ask for more.
At the same time, our technology staff has been collaborating with the New Jersey Department of Education to implement the new Instructional Improvement System. This online resource will place core content materials and lessons at the fingertips of every teacher. The IIS will also enable teachers to utilize a wide array of assessments to identify areas of strength and weakness in order to personalize instruction for every student.
As we gear up for a strong finish to the 2014-2015 School Year, I feel nothing but a deep sense of gratitude for the contributions of the outstanding educators I have worked alongside all year. Your excellence is only matched by the immeasurable dedication of our parents and the tireless efforts of our hardworking school administrators.
At the same time, Board members continue to work diligently to provide the very best that is within our budget, by improving facilities, enriching the curriculum, upgrading technology, and expanding educational options. They are true public servants who have made a tremendous impact on education in Little Ferry. I thank them for their dedication and continued support.
We have accomplished a great deal, so far, and can continue to make a significant difference in the lives of our students for the final quarter of this school year. We have faced some difficult challenges along the way and have overcome them at every turn. If we keep up the momentum and give our very best until the end of the school year, I am positive that we will increase student achievement and attain our district goals. Thank you again, for your hard work and enthusiasm. I am honored to be a member of this outstanding educational team!