It is my great pleasure to welcome you back to Lexington School & Center for the Deaf for the 2017-2018 school year. I would like to thank everyone for their dedication, diligence, and commitment to our students and clients during the 2016-17 school year. Teaching children and serving clients are among the noblest professions and the sacrifices that you make at Lexington are very much appreciated.
As we kick-off the new school year, I would like to reflect on our mission and core values of Empower, Achieve and Lead. In light of recent events in our country, it is important to remember that our job is to ensure that every child is provided with a learning environment in which they feel safe, engaged, supported and challenged. We, as educators, have a responsibility to help instill respect and compassion in our students, so they embrace and celebrate the diversity in our school, our city, our country, and our world.
I am excited about this year’s educational program. We are entering our third year of Thinking Maps implementation and rolling out our bilingualism program. We have made significant investments in new educational technology for our students. Supervisors and staff have been attending workshops to expand and enhance the way we engage our students.
As you walk around the building, I hope will notice many changes. The facilities crew has been working hard over the summer to beautify our campus and provide a better environment for learning.
I commend each of you for the to provide a high-quality education to our students and critical services to our clients. And, I thank you for helping to build a more hopeful future for those we serve.
I am looking forward to an exciting and transformative year. I hope you will join me in creating a space where we promote compassion, hope, and student and client achievement!