Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 10

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good Friday morning!

I am so happy to know that all of our teachers are coming back to school next week! I had the pleasure of meeting 170 new teachers to the County on Tuesday this week; I think our veteran ACPS teachers are going to like them, and I know they can’t wait to meet you! Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 3

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “We must accept the societal change in the mission of our schools.” — Rick Stiggins

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had an enjoyable July! This week, I had the opportunity to check in on the teacher leadership program, an intervention workshop, and threat assessment training, all out at Western Albemarle High School. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, July 13

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Some people could look at a mud-puddle and see an ocean with ships.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Good morning to you all! I hope that you have had a fine week and that you are getting a chance to rejuvenate this summer!

As you can imagine, these summer months are a time of intense preparation from our support departments to get facilities and programs ready for the coming school year. Continue reading