Dear Center School Families,
If you attended the technology showcase last night, I trust you are impressed and inspired by our students and educators. I think back to 2012 and our beginnings with technology integration. This was when Laura Giuggio joined our community. We looked for ways to articulate a vision for her work and for the work of our educators. She and I loved this quote and I keep it close:
"Integrating technology is not about technology - it is primarily about content and effective instructional practices. Technology involves the tools with which we deliver content and implement practices in better ways. Its focus must be on curriculum and learning. Integration is defined not by the amount or type of technology used, but by how and why it is used."
Since Mrs. Giuggio joined our community, our vision is now a reality. Our teachers demonstrate the realization of our vision with Laura's enthusiasm and passion guiding us. Lessons are creative, engaging and exciting. So much learning ...so much potential for extending learning...amazing beginnings and we continue to grow!!
Bravo to Mrs. Giuggio and the talented staff at Center School. And bravo to you, our families, for your incredible support of our endeavors!
I also want to mention Sandy Budreau, district technology integration specialist. Sandy is a driving force behind TIES. Anyone who knows Sandy knows her passion for technology is contagious; and she shares her talents with energetic humor. She and her team, led by Nick Jorge, motivate and humble us with their depth of technology knowledge and skills. Superintendent O’Shea enriches our team with his leadership and his new ideas. LPS educators will continue to deepen our students’ learning with best practices across the curriculum.
Please continue to visit Mrs. Giuggio’s blog and all our teachers’ websites to keep up on happenings at Center. Talk with your child about their days and what excites their learning. I know they have many stories to tell!
I look forward to our spring months and the promise of more extraordinary things from our students.
Donna Hutton, Principal