It’s been just over 100 days since I began serving as superintendent in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. What a perfect point in time for me to tell you how passionate I am about what I see daily in our schools and in the community, and to tell you how grateful I am to be a part of the momentum in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage.
On behalf of all of District 191 schools, staff members and students, I want to thank our community for approving both levy referendum questions on Election Day, Nov. 7. The support – including 63 percent support for a funding increase – is so meaningful to me and to everyone in the One91 schools community.
We are committed to ensuring all of our students are Future Ready, and your support is essential to make that happen. I’m so excited about the great things happening in our district! Thanks to your support we’ll be able to maintain the momentum of Vision One91.
We’ll continue developing and strengthening our innovative career and college pathways so that all students can find their passions and prepare to be successful in their futures. One of our partnerships, which created a student-run Firefly Credit Union branch at Burnsville High School, just received a Promising Practices Award at the 2017 National Career Pathways Network Conference. From over 100 submissions, NCPN selected 20 school districts for other districts to learn from and replicate.
We’ll continue providing the support services – including mental health services and cultural liaisons – that are bringing us together as community and giving students what they need to succeed at school.
We’ll continue to attract and retain high quality staff, who will see the community support for our schools and know they will be supported, too. I am awed by our staff members and grateful for their dedication, professionalism and focus on success for all students. The wider community also notices. For example, one of our teachers, Terese Trekell, was recently honored as a Hometown Hero at a Minnesota Vikings game.
I’m excited about where we’re headed as a school district and as a community. I know we’re on the right path to meet the needs of all students and we’re grateful for your support to keep us moving forward.
Thank you for your commitment to, and partnership with us. It makes us all Community Strong.