A Message From Dr. Bell  

June 02, 2016
The entire ESU 10 staff converged on May 20th to solve most of the global issues of our time. We only convene as a large group of about 100 staff members two times each year so it is an absolute pleasure to watch this collection of intelligent professional educators interact to discuss pertinent ESU 10 issues. Once again we all learned something new about many members of the group. We are focused on our Continuous Improvement Process as we get ready for the AdvanceEd Quality Assurance Review. Many of you supported that process by completing an evaluation survey. Thank you for taking the time to answer survey questions. It was interesting to note that the overall stakeholder rating was 4.06 on a 5 point scale. The staff overall rating was 4.08. It was great to see that there is a congruence of thought. We also note that there is room for improvement. More about the accreditation process and visit will be shared as the time draws nearer.      

We have now moved forward to the summer schedule of events. The first thing to note is that the summer office hours changed to 7:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. We take a shorter lunch time so staff can get away a bit earlier to enjoy summer activities.

The building will be full this summer with a number of workshop and conference events planned. I already overheard one comment this morning about a shortage of parking. That’s music to my “cost-effective” and “value-added” ears. As Grandpa Bell always enjoyed telling me, “Busy hands are happy hands.” It would appear we are going to have a very happy summer. I have also noticed that the van fleet is gassed up and ready to roll as the Network Information Services staff heads out to do annual maintenance projects. Summer is a busy time at ESU 10. Our focus never wavers when it comes to serving you.

Enough of this talk about effort and work. Summer is also a time of relaxation. Personally, I have thought about fishing and golf. I even came close to doing both of those things at least once already this summer. I’ll get it figured out.  Lady Nancy Astor once said, “I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don’t want to do them.”  

What a conundrum, but I’m sure I’ll get it all figured out.

Here’s hoping you all have a great summer doing things you enjoy.

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