CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Faculty in the Croton Harmon School District were welcomed back at a Superintendent's Conference Day on Aug. 31.
“We’re very fortunate, no matter what we do in this room, to work with children,” Superintendent Edward Furhman said. said. “Each year is a new beginning. We get the opportunity to start again. We face new challenges every year from the state [and] from the national level, yet we keep on moving forward.”
Dr. Fuhrman said the district’s focus for the school year would be on grading and reporting school progress, and on the skills that are at the heart of the district’s mission and vision. They include ensuring students are effective communicators, problem-solvers, creative thinkers, collaborative workers and independent learners.
“You play a role in making a difference for our students,” Fuhrman said. “You impact all the children. They need you. And please remember, regardless of the distractions that may come our way from outside our system — and there are distractions — we will always be on a forward path.”
Dr. Fuhrman also introduced 19 new staff members who will be responsible for making a difference in each child’s life and following the district’s mission.
“The new school year is always exciting,” said Alan Capasso, high school principal and president of the Croton-Harmon Administrators Association. “It offers us an opportunity to work with new students using some of the things we learned from previous years. It’s a profession that allows us to get better.”
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