Message from the Superintendent
Dear Waverly Families,
The 2017-2018 school year has officially begun, and we’re off to a great start! Whether your children are returning or brand new, I hope they’re smoothly adjusting to the back-to-school routine.
I am both honored and excited to act as Waverly’s interim superintendent for the 17-18 school year. This is the start of my 30th year in education, with all but one of those years at Waverly Community Schools. I appreciate Waverly’s Board of Education for giving me the opportunity to lead this district.
A new school year means new goals to achieve. Waverly is the heart of the community because of our wonderful families and hard working staff and students. We will continue to strive for excellence by working together.
Our Waverly team will focus on the following goals this year:
Help each student reach their highest individual potential – intellectually, emotionally and socially – by providing a safe, positive and productive learning environment
Focusing on best practice instructional methods promotes increased student engagement and academic achievement. This includes the integration of technology into instruction to prepare our students for the 21st Century Global Environment. An essential tool in accomplishing this goal is the partnership with our Waverly families to provide support for our students.
Improve communication dynamics with staff and stakeholders
Stronger communication tactics will strengthen our relationship with our community. This requires increased administrative visibility throughout the district as well as improved communication through email, newsletters, social media, school messenger and our website.
Sustain our new K-4 implementation of additional instructional interventionists
Waverly strives to help any student who is at risk in English language arts or math. Waverly has hired two additional teacher interventionists and 12 instructional paraprofessionals to support this initiative.
Maintain a safe infrastructure and a healthy budget
Tending to departments of our schools is crucial in the implementation of all of our initiatives. We also need to maintain safe and up-dated school facilities and properties.
Our district functions best as a team, and every single person who is part of the Waverly community is a team member. I look forward to working with our students, staff and community to celebrate and advance our accomplishments.
I would like to wish everyone an excellent 2017-18 school year!
Kelly Blake, Interim Superintendent and Director of Teaching and Learning
Waverly Community Schools