From the Principal’s Desk
Why Teachers Matter? An essential question concerning school improvement is “What is the critical factor in improving student outcomes? Is it a new set of standards, a new curriculum or a new instructional approach? Is it an emerging technology? Is is greater parent involvement or better prepared students? The research suggests the teacher matters. The amount a student learns depends significantly on which teacher within a school the student gets. This means that if all teachers within a school taught as well as the most effective teacher, the result would be far greater student achievement for all students.
At Rowen, our success is because a staff of dedicated teachers have a common goal–to do what is best for our students–and always searching for ways to achieve that goal. I thank you today and every day for all that you do! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Be sure to watch the video below where our students share their teacher appreciation.
Dr. James G. Murray, Jr., Principal