We meet every child where they are as learners, academically, socially and functionally, we make change through defined best practice and the building of invaluable relationships. All of our efforts are focused on assisting the children we serve to realize their best potential by removing barriers, creating opportunities, building skills, and nourishing their individual gifts.
As I think back to my very first year working as part of the Arrow team, I am amazed that this is where we are as a system of schools. From my start in 2000, the Arrow school “system” was a hallway of classrooms, serving one population of students. You could walk from one end of the school to the other in under 5 minutes.
Now, to see all of the Arrow School System, you would have to go to three campuses, in two different counties. You would see children as young as Kindergarten to young men and women of age 21. You would see students of varying talents, personalities, educational needs, and a tremendous expanse of supports and programming. But no matter where you go and who you see, they are “our kids.”
The drive to meet all of our students in the highest way possible fuels us every day. One of our more cherished guiding principles is that all children are valued, all children are precious, and all children have the potential and strengths to excel and have quality of life. Along that vein, I thought I would share the driving forces behind what I do, as both an educator and administrator…
I am blessed to walk with so many that live these values every day, and I learn from our students and the team daily. In all of those efforts, this tremendous journey we walk with our students, I am so happy that you are walking with me.
The very best of regards,
Sue McLendon, M.Ed., Associate Vice-President
Phone: (410) 882-9133, ext 7304
Email: [email protected]