Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. This summer our staff spent many hours working on professional development in classroom management, meeting the needs of our diverse learners, and data implementation. We have many talented new teachers that joined our district and administrative team. Please welcome Mrs.Emily Fickbohm, intermediate school principal, Mr. Carlos Tello, secondary dean of students, Mrs. Megan Evans, primary elementary principal, and Miss Kristy Baldwin, preschool director.
This school year marks my 28th year in education, and although much change has occurred throughout, one mindset remains constant—our students and their achievement matter most. Our schools saw marked improvement in state test scores as well as district assessments. For the second year in a row since state testing started, all three schools are at performance which is the highest rating for schools in the state. Our district is rated accredited which is the second highest rating for districts. This would not of happened without the dedication and hardwork of all stakeholders in our district.
Speaking with honesty, thinking with sincerity, and acting with integrity continues to be emphasized and modeled as we strive to mentor these qualities in our students’ character and leadership through our districtwide RCD Program. This is the third year of using responsibility centered discipline districtwide, and we have seen it impact our student body in a positive way.
If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by and visit with us. As always, we value input because it makes us stronger and more accountable to our stakeholders. It is truly an honor to work for Bennett School District. Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child.
Superintendent of Schools