We are fortunate that we have some highly skilled and experienced teachers in our District. We need to create an environment that is conducive to retaining and attracting those exact kinds of teachers. To do this we need our school leaders to promote a culture of listening along with having adequate materials to teach our children. I am not talking about throwing money at the matter. I am talking about listening, involving the thinkers and then planning a path to betterment.
Successful teaching is not done in a vacuum. Teachers need parent reinforcement to help in teaching our children. If the teacher is not supported, the morale at our schools will flat line. Our Elmhurst parents that are engaged in the schools and in the teaching process provide the best example. How can we do the best for our students if the support needed to our teachers is not available? We can’t do the best without it. We must give the teachers solid support, an open mind and an attentive ear so to allow them to give our public school children a better education.
Along with you I believe in preparing the next generation of leaders! I am campaigning for School Board because I am concerned about the educational success of students in the District. The success of the schools impacts all Elmhurst property owners in a big way. I’ve heard in going around hearing from you that the morale among a group important to our children’s success – our teachers – could and should be better. I want to listen to you to ensure our students obtain the best education possible to prepare them for the future.
I believe these issues that I've addressed are vital to the success of our students and the District. I look to have your support in achieving these goals. To learn more about it, check www.alan4district205.com