Superintendent's Message

Winter 2014

Dear Shoreline Schools Community,

In this 70th year of the Shoreline Schools, there is so much to celebrate. It will certainly be one for the history books!

We began the school year with students moving into the new Shorewood High School, and next month we will welcome students into the new academic building on the Shorecrest High School campus.

There is no doubt that both of these schools are amazing proof of this community’s commitment to education and our children. Generations of students will benefit from this effort.

Throughout the process of making these facilities a reality, however, we have never lost sight of our primary mission. The 2013-14 School Board/Superintendent/District Priorities continue to begin with Priority No.1: Increase the academic achievement of every student.

Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to improve student learning and implement best practices in the classroom. Never have teachers been more accountable for and focused on what students need to know, whether they know it, and what to do if they do not.

Teachers and instructional administrators are working collaboratively on the research-based components of the Danielson Framework, as well as the new state evaluation system. The collective feedback from our professional staff engaged in this activity is that conversations about the “work” of the classroom are more meaningful than ever.

There is no better time to be part of the Shoreline Schools educational community. Exciting things are happening in so many areas but most importantly, around the schools and classrooms of our students.

Thank you for your continued support of and belief in our children and our schools.

Sue Walker