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Welcome message from the Superintendent and the Board of Education

As we begin a new school year, we often reflect on past years and set goals for the upcoming one.  We unanimously decided that our focus for the upcoming school year should clearly be making a positive impact on our students, staff, and community as those are the three entities whom we are here to serve.


Our top priority is our students; therefore, our first goal is to increase student achievement.  We plan to do this by providing state-of-the-art technology and research-based instruction in all classrooms.  We have been sending books to the homes of students through the mail and will continue doing so throughout the school year.  We have enrolled Marshall County into Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library so that children, birth to 5, can also get books delivered to their homes.  As a staff we will continue to monitor general summative assessment data as well as benchmark assessments, using these to guide instructional practices.


The second goal is to provide support for current staff, both service and professional personnel.  We want to support open lines of communication with the administration at the building and county office levels.  We have already provided a list of trainings available on professional learning days for service personnel, and monthly evening trainings for teachers.  We will also provide a countywide book study for professional staff that will be completed in the fall, and the same book study will be offered to service personnel during remote learning days.  We are hoping all staff will see the importance of being lifelong learners.


Our third goal of the year is to make a positive impact in the community.  Many of the county office staff and board members participate in countywide public organizations and serve on boards of local agencies and will continue to do so.  We will also participate in community-wide events and host events of our own including the LOOK training series in October and the Local School Improvement Council Showcase in November.


We look forward to a productive school year where students, staff and the community work together to achieve our ultimate goals - educate kids and build communities.


Dr. Shelby Haines, Superintendent

Mr. John Miller, Board President

Ms. Christie Robison, Board Vice President

Mrs. Brenda Coffield,  Board Member

Mrs. Lori Kestner, Board Member

Dr. Duane Miller, Board Member