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Superintendent's Message

The 2020-2021 academic year will bring new opportunities to Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District’s students, staff, and parents. Opportunities which will further our mission to unify, educate, and prepare all students for college and career by providing a high-quality learning experience.

In the GLCSD, we are committed to providing students a safe and caring learning environment, rigorous instruction, access to technology, and relevant learning opportunities that will prepare them for success beyond high school. We value, respect, and support our teachers because we believe the key to student success is great teaching. We are fortunate to have dedicated faculty and staff who provide quality instruction to our students. We remain devoted to continuous improvement and high expectations for all students and staff.

I believe education is an individual, unique experience for every child. In order for children to benefit from what schools offer, as a leader, I believe we all help shape a district culture which mobilizes people to do the work necessary to improve the systems, structures, and practices that support and sustain an accessible, rigorous, coherent and articulated curriculum for all students, high-quality teaching, and successful student learning.

Educators must fully understand the importance of their roles and responsibilities. Teachers must facilitate learning and growth academically, personally, and ethically. By providing quality education to each in one's classroom, an educator equips children with the tools necessary for success in life.

It is important first to establish a mutually respectful, honest rapport with students where communication is of the highest priority. When this happens, the educator has already accomplished a major goal: the ethical characteristics of equality; open, honest communication; and trust have been emphasized and put into practice. Demonstrating these ethically correct behaviors in the classroom and expecting students to model them prepares them for adult interaction and survival in the future.

Dr. Mary Brown