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Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to Saunemin Community Consolidated School District #438

Dr. Christopher J. Maier, Ed.D. - Superintendent of Schools On behalf of the Board of Education, faculty and staff, and administration, I would like to send a warm welcome to our students, families, and community partners as we enter the 2018-2019 school year!  Built in 1917, Saunemin Elementary School serves as the heartbeat and pillar of our rural communities.  Over the past few months, a number of instructional, organizational, and facility upgrades have taken place to prepare for an amazing school year!  Our staff is eager to care for, support and challenge each student to meet the vision of the District, Ignite Passion. Inspire Excellence. Imagine Possibilities.

Our amazingly talented staff are leading the way to prepare students for high school, college, careers, and empowering our children to contribute to our community in a meaningful way.  While we are making significant progress, we still have the opportunity to increase academic achievement, promote participation in extra curricular activities, provide support for mental health and social emotional learning, and full fill our commitment to the communities in which we serve.  As the Superintendent of Saunemin Community Consolidated School District #438, I am personally committed to insuring a better are more just future for each and every student that walks the halls of Saunemin Elementary School.

Our Strategic Management Plan Guides our work, sets our goals and objectives, and holds us accountable to the promise of educational excellence.  This year, and subsequent years to follow, in support of the Strategic Management Plan and providing the best educational opportunity available, we will continue to focus on the following strategic priorities:

  • Strategic Priority #1
    • Academic Excellence - Student Learning and Academic Achievement
  • Strategic Priority #2
    • Facilities that Enhance Student Learning
  • Strategic Priority #3
    • Finances that Support Student Learning
  • Strategic Priority #4
    • Dedicated and Talented Staff Committed to Student Learning
  • Strategic Priority #5
    • School Community Culture and Climate to Further Enhance Student Learning
  • Strategic Priority #6
    • Community Engagement and Communication to Partner in Student Learning

The most rewarding part of my job is visiting the classrooms on a regular basis.  I see the optimistic energy in our classrooms as students and teachers work in collaborative and engaging work spaces.  A new area of focus during the upcoming year will be the integration of technology in an effort to create a 1:1 learning environment, in which every student has their own chromebook.  Additionally, the District will focus and intentionally support an improved school culture and development of positive student - teacher relationships, which serves as a foundation to support student academic success.

We have a busy and exciting school year before us!  I am honored and privileged to serve your family, your children, and our communities!

 

Educationally,

Dr. Maier's signature

Dr. Christopher J. Maier, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Saunemin Community Consolidated School District #438