As the 2016-2017 school year begins in the Milford Exempted Village School District, new Superintendent Nancy House settles into her new role.
Despite a busy schedule, House took the time to answer six simple questions for the Milford-Miami announcer.
What is your #1 goal for your first year as superintendent?
“My priority as superintendent is to expand and elevate the excellence of the Milford School District. To do this, I plan to build on past successes while maintaining both transparency and trust. Additionally, I plan to engage with the community to establish our vision for our students and schools.
How do you define student success?
“Student success means students who are engaged in their learning. Students who are confident, creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners exemplify student success. Student success also means students for whom education has opened doors of opportunity.
How can parents best support this success from home?
“Parents can support their child’s success by talking with him or her about what he or she is learning. We encourage parents to actively communicate with teachers and principals and to attend events and activities. »
What do you think is the most unique quality your school district possesses? (What sets you apart?)
“Our school district, although large, still has a sense of family. In all schools in Milford, there are truly collaborative relationships between staff, parents and the community. Together, we focus on meeting the needs of our children. You get that sense of family and spirit when you walk into our classrooms, watch extracurricular activities, and attend our sporting events.
What criteria will you use to consider weather-related delays/cancellations?
“In Milford, we actively monitor road and weather conditions and information from the National Weather Service. With the information available at the time, we make the best decision in the interest of student and staff safety.
Where can we find you on social media?
“I’m on Twitter @houseync. All of our schools and the district have Facebook and Twitter accounts.