Annapolis Creed is dedicated to the importance of dreams, visions, and goal setting. These factors are also very important to educators for engaging and involving school stakeholders in the education of our children. If we want to create a brighter future, we must invest in the present, and our students reside in the present. I am certain that I am where I am today because of the commitment my parents, teachers, and community made to me as a child.
My life lessons I have learned and the tremendous people I am fortunate to know over the last 63 plus years in my life has not been a coincidence. Based on those experiences and lessons, I can state explicitly that if done correctly, schools can move bridges with the support and involvement of all community stakeholders in providing a top notch education and extracurricular experience to our students. Everything goes back to “what’s best for kids” and how can we, as adults, ensure that their needs are met.
The key to any successful school is to exhaust all options in order to engage students with relevant learning experiences. There is no better time than right now to fight the good fight and do whatever it takes to provide students with what they rightfully deserve: an authentic learning experience based on real-world application, human connections, and innovative learning experiences (Currie, 2015).
Currie, B. (2015). All hands on deck: Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Dr. Jordan B smith jr.
I attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1972-1976 earning a B.S. in Mathematics. Served 20 years both active and reserve in the US Marines. Veteran of the Desert Shield/Storm. I earned a MAED and Ed D. specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2015. I graduated from CBC High School in Clayton, MO in 1972.