Read Superintendent David Larson’s community columns here.
Updated on 3/8/23
Did you know that 50 million students attend 98,609 public schools across the country? These students receive a quality education thanks to the outstanding work of deeply dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff who are committed to preparing students for their future.
I am excited about our young people’s future because of the comprehensive education they are receiving. Public Schools Week, the week of Feb. 27, is a great time to pause and acknowledge the numerous contributions of public schools, administrators, teachers, specialists, support staff, families and school board members who support our country’s public school students.
The teaching and learning in our local K-12 public schools has a positive effect on students and families, as well as the neighborhoods and communities in which they live. Let’s look at some of the good news regarding education:
Recently, the Illinois State Board of Education named Glenbard East teacher Gariecia Rose Illinois’ 2023 Outstanding Early Career Educator of the Year. Ms. Rose is a charismatic, inspiring and motivated educator. She is a great example of the caring, knowledgeable public school educators who make it their life’s work to prepare each student for the future they choose.
Students thrive when their teachers, staff and schools have the support and resources they need to be successful. I encourage you to celebrate the great job that your local public schools are doing in educating students and serving your community.
Superintendent David F. Larson, Ed.D.
596 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137