New Year, New Schedules, New Title
Welcome back and Happy New Year! January always provides an opportunity to start fresh and inspires change and renewed inspiration. It is the same at Crossroads. In many ways, this school year has been an opportunity to re-dedicate ourselves to our core mission. We have taken advantage of our size reduction to revisit the way we operate and determine the best path to grow enrollment and continue our 41-year tradition of providing specialized learning for our students.
Change, even if it is positive, can be challenging. Our students returned to school to new Spring Semester class schedules. Some new ancillary classes were added, some homeroom assignments were adjusted and some teachers even added new classes to their routine. All of these changes were made after careful thought and with the intention of positive outcomes. Nonetheless, our students desire consistency. This is a hidden opportunity for us to help our students practice the life-skill of adjusting to change. We have no doubt that the “new” will quickly become the “routine.”
A more subtle change on campus is that of Mr. Justin’s job title, previously called the “Head of Educational Development” Mr. (that does not roll off the tongue easily!). Justin is now the Principal of Crossroads School. He is a key member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for the academic and scheduling decisions. Our schedule change affords him more time to supervise and mentor other faculty and assures that our program continues to meet the standards of excellence we desire.
The Leadership Team model allows us to utilize the wisdom of key staff members in our school governance. We continue to define roles and nurture a culture of collaboration.
Crossroads Leadership Team