January 21, 2014
Dear Edgewood I.S.D. Community:
We have experienced a good first semester and are starting the second semester today. As you know, the second semester is full of special activities and the calendar is extremely full. Not only are our world-class students engaged in extracurricular activities, we are continuing the implementation of the content curriculum and we will be busy with all the state assessments.
The spring is the busiest time of the year and so much has to be in place in order to run the district smoothly. We are able to be prepared, largely because of the support of our school board. Edgewood I.S.D. has been progressive in several of our academic initiatives, such as technology and blended instruction. We have also been aggressive in the professional development we have provided our teachers. We approach professional development using adult learning theory, which includes continuous and ongoing training in order to be able to sustain the knowledge for quality implementation. The district specialists and teachers have engaged in continuous professional development this year because our philosophy is to build the capacity of our teachers. We believe our students should have the best trained teachers in Bexar County but in order to do this, continuous training is required. This is why we appreciate the support of our school board. They understand why we have continuous training for our teachers with manageable group sizes. This is one way we are developing “World-Class Teachers”. Our students deserve the best. Our academic team works hard in providing support for over eight-hundred teachers at all levels and content areas. Edgewood Service Center is committed to world class professional development and support and we are able to do this with the support of our school board.
WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL BOARD HAS PROVIDED EDGEWOOD I.S.D. AND THE ACADEMIC TEAM. Our school board members are the great conductors from the quote above; they help us reach the magic within us. It is all for the benefit of the students of Edgewood I. S.D.