Spreading the Holiday Cheer This Season
As we prepare for the anticipated holiday break, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to our MPS family. We are doing fantastic work filled with innovation, inspiration, transformation, and imagination.
Reflecting on this past semester, I have proudly witnessed our students, teachers, and staff’s incredible growth, dedication, and perseverance. It is an honor to be superintendent of such a phenomenal district where I can see students using their imaginations and creating brilliant work. Our educators are exploring creative pathways to deliver education, and all of this work is leading us forward as we continue to instill 21st-century learning strategies. We are building capacities that will impact our communities and this great nation.
Like you, I am looking forward to the holiday season because it brings a sense of warmth, togetherness, and much-needed time with family and friends. I encourage all of you to enjoy every moment of this break. Parents, take this moment to cherish your children and encourage them to explore more learning opportunities while they’re on break. Remind them of the importance of charity. Celebrate your family traditions while embracing the spirit of generosity and kindness.
In addition, parents, please continue to encourage your children to explore learning opportunities while on break. Enjoy a family visit to the museum and discuss the different art pieces. Build in reading time every day for at least 20 minutes as you know that literacy has to be a priority for each of our students. Spend time outdoors and give your electronics a break. I look forward to taking a break from mine. Allow your children to find new recipes and prepare them together. All of these activities will keep your children’s minds engaged.
Again, I hope your break is filled with laughter, love, and the warmth of joy. I extend my sincerest wishes for love, peace, and joy.
Thank you for entrusting MPS with the education and well-being of your children. Please know that your continuous support is the backbone of the work we do in our district. And remember, there’s more with MPS.
Melvin J. Brown, Ed.D., is the superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools and previously served as superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools in Ohio. He has 24 years of school administrative experience.