A LETTER OF
Dear Parents and Friends:
As the Interim Principal of Lockland Elementary School, it has been my sincere pleasure and honor to continue to be a member of this great school community. Lockland enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for the students. During my tenure in the district, as Literacy Specialist, Director of Technology and Development, I have indeed found this close working relationship and focus upon what is best for children to exist. I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to Lockland Local Schools, I held the positions of teacher, principal, staff trainer of curriculum and technology, and central office administrator. Although my former school district was very large in comparison to Lockland, what I found was comparable is the child-centered approach to education that characterizes all the districts and results in an excellent school program. Parents and staff who collaboratively work together each day for the students is the exemplary quality that attracted me to Lockland Local Schools. I am very excited to be a part of the Lockland Local Schools family and to closely work with everyone to make our school even better.
My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society.
Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Lockland Local Schools, I am confident we can make our school an even a better place for our students to learn and grow.
David E. Bartoe, M. Ed.