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Superintendent's Message

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Jeff Saylor

Welcome Back Engineer Family

The summer has just flown by and believe it or not the opening of school is upon us.  It has been a very busy summer with all of the construction at Estill Springs, but we are ready to go and cannot wait to welcome back our students for another exciting year.  Our theme for this school year is, “We are Team!” As always, I believe it is a good thing to reflect on where we have been in order for us to know where we are headed. 

Three years ago we “Set Sail for Excellence”.  This process involved the communication of a clear Vision for our district and the belief that every child can succeed.   The following year we wanted to make sure we “Stayed on Track for Excellence”.  Systems work has now become part of what we do every day.  We monitor our programs and instructional practice by looking at data to make informed decisions.  Finally, last year we really looked at culture and focused on taking PRIDE in our job performance.  “Oh the Places You Can Go” when you realize the impact that each one of us can have on the life of a child.

Where do we go from here?  The final piece to this puzzle is for us to put everything we have learned together and move forward with one voice having a common purpose and goal. 

We must become a TEAM! 

What exactly does it mean to be a team?

  1. Team members have a set of complementary skills required to complete the task
  2. Team members must work together, each dependent upon the other to achieve success
  3. Team members share responsibility, taking pride in their role
  4. Team members are accountable to the entire group
  5. Team members work toward a common goal and shared rewards

A team becomes more than just a group of people, they become a family, thus generating performance levels far greater than the sum of the performances of each individual member.  When we are a TEAM, it truly means that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE.

Finally, we want our parents and community members to know that they are a part of this TEAM as well.  We have worked hard to build relationships with our families and the community as well.  Our doors are always open and we need your expertise and input in order for us to meet the needs of our students.   The future our school system and all of Estill County depends on us working together towards a common goal.

I am proud to be a part of the Engineer Family.  Let us move forward together in order to ensure that Every Child Succeeds!


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