Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PARSS lending a helping hand

Dear Members,



I hope your school year is off to a terrific start and of course I wish you a continued successful 2015-16 school year. The board of directors, in the fall of 2014, had participated in a planning retreat for the purpose of defining the PARSS organization. The session was broken into four major components which consisted of the following; What do small and rural schools need, What does PARSS need to do now, What is the role of the board and what is the purpose of PARSS. 


My new role of Assistant Executive Director of PARSS is multifaceted. I will continue to be an advocate for small and rural districts, build relationships among members, between members and Legislators. With that said, I am beginning to take my show on the road to carry out initiatives we developed at the board retreat.  I am going to reach out to new and current superintendents, by visiting with you. I try to cluster my visits throughout the state as I begin to accomplishment this task. 


My primary purpose will be to meet with you so I can introduce myself to you, give you updates about PARSS and ask you how we may help you. The question of helping you and your district is going to be far-reaching and based on your individual needs. For example, you may have inquires about administrative/board retreats, leadership development for your administrators, budget development, curriculum issues, staff development concerns, help with current mandates developed by PDE or what ever you deem necessary. I would like to emphasize we are just reaching out to you to personalize and be very sincere in helping you and your district have continued success. 


In conclusion, I look forward to meeting with you and getting to know you. In the mean time feel free to reach out to me immediately for a visit or any other way can provide assistance to you.







Edward Albert

Assistant Executive Director


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