I am excited to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! The staff has had a productive summer participating in Professional Development opportunities including curriculum development, project-based learning, and Restorative Practices. We strive to be a community of “learners” where staff and students alike are engaged in investigating new ideas, approaches and creativity is fostered.
As a parent of three Finneytown students, I understand the significance of a positive educational experience. The Whitaker Positive Behavior Support Team has been meeting over the summer and has planned a variety of opportunities and events to foster students academic, social and emotional growth. It is my priority to ensure that the Whitaker learning environment is safe, positive, and fosters all students to think critically, grow intellectually, and live with integrity.
Together as a team, Parent/Student/Staff/Community, we will continue to support you and your child as they learn and grow. We hope to foster open lines of communication between home and school as we know that communication is critical to student growth. Please don’t hesitate to call, email, or stop in to talk to me anytime.
Grant Anderson, Whitaker Principal