As a departing administrator in your school system, I wanted to share with the entire Beloit community what excellent schools you have.
I have over 15 years of education experience, including 7 years with the State Department of Public Instruction. I have worked in one of the wealthiest, in the largest, and now the most financially impoverished district in the state. I can confidently say that what Beloit lacks in financial means, you more than make up for in terms of commitment to children. You have so many strong teachers and staff. Your executive team is headed by one of the most dynamic leaders in the state, Steve McNeal, and his clear vision and drive for results will continue to make Beloit better in the coming years. He surrounds himself with people who have a similar drive and an exceptional knowledge of education.
I encourage everyone in Beloit who has dismissed the School District in the past, especially people who have applied for open enrollment, to reconsider, get the facts, and watch the headlines for more great news. And, for those who continue to have concerns about the district, learn more and consider that things aren’t quite as bad as you might believe. Find out the truth about your schools and I’m confident you’ll be impressed.
I will sincerely miss working in your district, and wish all educators and community members a bright and successful future.
Mount Horeb, Wis.