A Well-Rounded Education:
“Many of the students entering Watchung Hills over the next four years will end up in jobs that do not exist today, in industries that have yet to be invented.”
Scoring well on tests is one thing. Developing the skills to be successful in college and career is another. Success in language arts literacy and math is important. However, this should not be at the expense of providing a well-rounded education for all students. This is why I was such a firm believer in the development of our Expected Schoolwide Learning Results. We need to help our students develop skills needed so they may be applied to a wide variety of career paths… to be successful in these industries that have yet to be invented. Providing a robust curriculum with opportunities in the core content areas combined with rich extracurricular offerings is the pathway to educational success. I am proud of the work we have accomplished to increase course offerings driven by student interest. I have also been a watchdog to protect against the encroachment of a “testing mentality” into our schools. I will remain committed to both expanding offerings for our students and keeping the testing industrial complex from distorting our priorities, so we may protect the integrity of our educational environment for students.
I remain committed to continuing to work hard on behalf of the residents and our students to make this success possible.