GUEST COLUMN – By Indian Hill School District Superintendent Kirk Koennecke
Superintendent Kirk Koennecke hosting virtual meeting with student advisory group April 14, 2020. (Provided)
From our Braves who created e-cards to connect virtually with senior citizens in the area, to our Braves who designed and distributed protective masks to help combat COVID-19, and within every student-authored Brave story shared during this global crisis, our students are crafting an amazing chapter in the history making story of this school year.
We sit as educators, simply amazed … and proud.
Throughout this ever evolving crisis situation, we have worked as a District to keep one focus: “Kids First. Content Second.” This is our mantra during distance learning.
Student voice matters.
It should be included; it should be listened to; it should be shared.
Proactively to ensure that happens within the Indian Hill School District, this week we launched a student survey to see what we are doing well and how we can improve the Brave distance learning experience. Additionally, we have established a student advisory council to work directly with me to help guide the decisions we make.
We do this for one simple yet powerful reason: We love our students.
Kids First. Content Second.
It is how we do business. To every student who has worked to be Brave during this unprecedented time – thank you. You are an inspiration to us all.
In service to our children,
Indian Hill School District