Leading with Passion, Positivity, and Focus
“Passion is a heartfelt energy that flows through us, not from us. Passionate people feel motivated to do whatever it takes, without fear or doubt, to turn their vison into reality. They grow in confidence. They believe they can do it. They are committed from the heart and soul.” ~ John J. Murphy, Leading with Passion
In the Bogalusa City School System, we strive to excel every day in our schools and classrooms. We are focusing on instruction in our classrooms through extensive professional development for our teachers. Our goal is to build capacity with our teachers and to help them teach with integrity and fidelity every day. Our leadership teams in our schools are guiding faculty and staff toward high expectations driven through common instructional beliefs. We are excited about our system and the direction in which we are headed.
- Focus on instruction – through working closely with vendors on Tier 1 curriculum, our faculty has begun in depth work on lesson support and learning grade-level standards.
- Focus on Assessment Index – Our students and parents are aware of their assessment results. Teachers are aware of their subject assessment index and where their students need to be to reach mastery and proficiency.
- Focus on Curriculum – Our teachers are using Zearn and Eureka Math. Our teachers have been hard at work learning the changes in curriculum and what they need to know to help students become independent learners. Students must now not only work problems in a variety of ways, but also explain how they think and how one method may be better than the other.
It is all about student growth and success. We are expecting Great things in the coming year. Thank you so much for allowing your students to attend Bogalusa City Schools. We are looking forward to working with your children every day.
Sincerely, Lisa Tanner, Ed.D.