It is my great pleasure to welcome everyone back for the 2018 - 2019 school year! As your Superintendent, I look forward to a year of learning, exploration, and growth, in and out of the classroom.
I am proud to educate our students at such a fine institution that has produced excellent leaders who went on to transform the landscape in the areas of leadership, publishing, science, engineering, arts, and many more. With over 200 years of educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, New York School for the Deaf is the second oldest Deaf Education program in the United States and the oldest in New York. It is vital that we continue to preserve our rich history and, at the same time, usher in a new era of preparing our students for the dynamic and global workforce.
With this mantra in mind, it is important that Fanwood continues to provide a Deaf Centric learning environment that revolves around learning and language. At the same time, we need to provide comprehensive and rigorous educational programs and services. We have an excellent team of administrators, teachers, and staff who embrace the student first philosophy.
As we begin the year, we will be concentrating our efforts on continuing to focus on our bilingual, S.T.E.A.M program. We will provide curriculum related to Performing Arts, Center for Exploration and Creative Learning, and Center for Language and Literacy, to highlight a few.
Our goal is to ensure that our students receive the quality education they deserve. Students should have the opportunity to lead and be empowered to make choices when it comes to college, career, or life. We will continue to focus on our branding and collaborative efforts to ensure that Fanwood captures the essence that makes us unique.
Together, we can work to inspire our students each and every day. Welcome back and have a great school year! Onward!