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Superintendent's Message

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Jeff Saylor

I wanted to send an encouraging word to everyone that may get you out of these wintertime blues. Spring is just around the corner. I know that may be hard to believe with all the bad weather and cold temperatures during the past few weeks, but it is a simple fact that we can believe in. It will not be long before we see the first flowers, the grass starting to turn green and the leaves beginning to make their appearance. I can hardly wait.

I love spring because it is always a time of rebirth and growth. It raises my spirits and outlook. It is a window of opportunity to set the course for a productive new year ahead, both personally and professionally. I encourage everyone to take some time to remember those New Years’ resolutions and make it a point to follow through this time. I know you will be glad you did.

I ask every stakeholder of the Estill County School System to take some time to reflect on and refocus our efforts on meeting the needs of our students. All of us have unique attributes and skills, so it takes a team effort to be successful. If every person takes “PRIDE” in his or her job performance, then we will be successful.

Finally, with everyone working together, the most amazing growth we will witness this spring will be the growth of our students. They are just like the flowers, grass and leaves that we so anxiously wait to see. With the right amounts of hard work and encouragement, they will start to bloom right before our very eyes. As an educator, there is no better feeling in this world.

So let us declare that winter is over and it is time to focus on the work at hand. This is the only course of action we can take to ensure that “Every Child Succeeds”.


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