I can describe my first few weeks serving as the Superintendent of Mt. Vernon Schools in one word...FUN! I started my first day riding Ms. Marshall’s bus as she picked up Fortville Elementary students in the early morning hours. I couldn’t have asked for a better set of ambassadors than those wonderful students.
During my short time here, I have put into motion the “Listen and Learn” phase of my leadership journey by visiting each principal for a tour and a one-on-one meeting. Additionally, I have begun to reach out to staff as I have scheduled a "Listening Tour" for them to sign up and share their vision of how we will work together to best serve our students.
Along with many community meetings, basketball games and an upcoming outreach to parents through a series of community meetings called “Traveling Talks,” I hope to meet EVERYONE soon. I know it is not too early to say that Mt. Vernon has an abundance of wonderful people!
MVCSC recently hosted a legislative breakfast for nearby school districts to discuss education issues with Speaker Bosma, Senator Crider, and Representative Cherry. We are thankful for their service and time spent with us.
One of the characteristics of our community that I am coming to admire the most is how well the various community organizations work together to improve living for Mt. Vernon and Hancock County residents. This is truly special and to be a part of this work as the superintendent of your school is an honor. I have attended several community events, such as the Greenfield Chamber luncheon, and I look forward to attending many more community collaborative events in the future.
Supportive partnerships are key to serve our students as best as we can. I've truly enjoyed meeting many new community representatives and appreciate the strong partnerships in place.
Winter Weather Reminders:
With Indiana weather being so unpredictable, it is important for all of us to stay on top of communication for delays and cancellations. This system of planning and communicating takes many people and we are making an extra effort to decide and communicate early by being out on the roads at 4:00 a.m. and making decisions by 5:30 a.m. Our team tries our best to get the timing right so you receive the message by 6:00 a.m. You can receive announcements via phone/email/text, banners on on our website, a push notification from the MVCSC app, school social media, as well as announcements on local TV channels. Don’t forget about the “Don’t Miss the Bus” app where you can receive your child’s bus location within 10 seconds of real-time.