Improved Communications: One of the areas of greatest frustration for me has been in the area of communication. The Watchung Hills Regional School District has not been as effective in communicating with our community, parents or other stakeholders. There have been too many instances where varying groups have felt blindsided or ignored. This must change. I have fought for our meeting to be broadcast (they now are!). For the past five years, I have been pushing for the implementation of an annual “climate survey” of all stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members so we have the input we need to ensure we are providing the best educational experience for our community and we are truly serving the needs of the community. This survey was finally implemented last year! Just as I have for the past nine years, I will continue to host community coffees for residents to share their thoughts and concern. I pride myself on being completely accessible to all residents hosting informal coffees, and welcoming all calls, emails, or meetings with any individual or group.