As I complete my first five months as the Superintendent of Ardmore City Schools, I must say that it has been a wonderful experience. I couldn’t ask for a better staff of teachers, support personnel and administrators. Parents and community members have been very welcoming and supportive.
I have also been very humbled by the generosity of our community in assisting those who are less fortunate. I am so proud of our staff and student groups that have given of their time to help the community by collecting and donating coats, clothing, food or toys. We are also very blessed to have so many organizations in town that help out during the holiday season like, Toys for Tots, First United Methodist Church Christmas Ministry, Rotary Club, Angel Tree, Shop with a Cop and the list goes on and on.
In addition, three of my staff members in the Central Office, Shirley Morgan, Sabra Emde and Marcy King, put together the Spirit of the Tigers Program in mid November. The purpose of the program is to simply help students in need. With no funds in hand, a group of my central office staff members and our school-based social workers gathered to identify students who may not be receiving any assistance this holiday season. With a very short time table, this group of ladies sent out a few emails and you, the community, and ACS staff members have stepped up and made Christmas happen for many more students.
I am also happy to report that as funding continues to come in, the Spirit of the Tigers Program will have the ability to continue helping students in need throughout the school year. Thank you for your generosity and compassion for the students of Ardmore City Schools. This is a great community and I am very proud to call it home.
Fri, December 16, 2011
by Education Services Center