A Message From Dr. Wheelock
Since high school state basketball is quickly approaching, a quote by John Wooden came to mind that sums up our recent weather, “Flexibility is the key to stability.” Rescheduling and restructuring our plans, activities, and meetings can be difficult, however I have been so impressed by the flexibility displayed by our member schools and ESU 10 staff members. This “can-do” attitude is certainly key in providing stability in the educational opportunities we offer our students.
Due to our winter weather, we have had to reschedule many of our annual school district meetings. The goal of these meetings is to “partner with stakeholders to meet changing needs through professional expertise in providing services, learning opportunities, and support.” Currently, our ESU 10 team has met representatives from 21 member schools. All 33 ESU 10 school meetings have been scheduled, and they will be completed by early March.
These meetings provide the feedback we need to guide us in using our resources to best serve our schools’ distinct needs. We also use the information gathered from these meetings to drive the budget process, as we align our resources with the identified needs. The annual visits have reinforced the quality of our member schools and their leadership teams. I feel blessed to be a part of the dedicated ESU 10 team that continues to impresses me with their steadfast focus of serving others.
I recently had an opportunity to join our team of Nebraska ESU administrators at a Legislative Day with Nebraska State Senators in Lincoln. We were able to highlight the programs and services that are offered throughout Nebraska. I would like to thank our Senators and their staff members for taking time out of their hectic schedules to come visit with us. We appreciate their leadership and commitment to education in our great state.
Thank you again for your flexibility that helps provide our students with educational stability! We enjoy our relationships and teamwork with all of our schools. GO 10!