North West Hendricks School Corporation Issues Statement on New Superintendent
North West Hendricks Community Schools’ board of trustees and administration have set a course for change. A course that will lead the district into healing the division in our community and get us focused 100% on what is most important – our dedication to providing a first-class education in a safe and caring environment for our students.
To that end, we believe in the vision Dr. Scott Syverson has brought to us, and we completely support the numerous changes he has initiated in the mere five months he has been the interim superintendent. He is a problem-solver and results-oriented administrator as the following easily proves.
Under the guidance of Dr. Syverson, board policies are being reviewed and updated to be in line with best practices and the ever-changing legal landscape. He has prioritized comprehensive Title IX training and compliance by creating a Title IX coordinator for the district, creating platforms for accountability, and contracting with experts for training.
He is reaching out to our community for input and assistance beginning with his “Coffee with the Superintendent” series which provided an opportunity for parents at each school and community members to meet and talk with him. He will repeat the series in April. Dr. Syverson has established a Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee which meets monthly to discuss issues and achievements with student leaders from each high school grade level.
The Superintendent’s Community Advisory Committee is coming together to give a voice to community members’ concerns and to maintain greater transparency in our decision-making. He maintains an open-door policy and is willing to meet with supporters, detractors and staff. In addition, to keep the community better informed about our schools, Dr. Syverson has revived the corporation newsletter after an eight-year drought.
Dr. Syverson is making dramatic changes to our internal procedures, staff training and expectations by creating job descriptions, tightening up hiring practices, and addressing inefficiencies in day-to-day operations. Issues created by previous construction plans have been completely revamped to be more practical and cost-effective.
We believe Dr. Syverson brings unique skill and insight to the position through his experience with the IDOE and his years as principal of North Central High School – a school larger than this entire school corporation.
We have little miracles taking place in our classrooms every day. We have teachers and administrators who bring their “A” game to the classroom 185 days of the year and spend hundreds of hours of their own time preparing, learning, and caring for their students. We have students whose academic, artistic and athletic achievements bring us continuous pride, and whose advances in personal growth are the reason we became educators in the first place.
Let’s get focused on that.
We are counting on the community to partner with us in providing a stronger and more positive environment to support and protect our most precious asset - our children.
North West Hendricks Community Schools is committed to “Moving forward to engage, inform and inspire trust.”