Dr. Minor Welcome Back Message

Aug 02, 2023
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Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,

Welcome back to a new academic year! I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings and heartfelt welcome to each of you.

I hope this message finds you filled with excitement, anticipation, and eagerness to embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement. Our school community thrives on the passion and dedication of our exceptional students, supportive parents, and committed staff members, and together, we will make this academic year memorable and successful.

At DoDEA Americas, we believe in fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment that values diversity, encourages creativity, and promotes critical thinking. Our goal is to provide an education that not only focuses on academic excellence but also emphasizes the development of character, resilience, and interpersonal skills.

We have exciting plans and initiatives to enhance the overall educational experience this year. We will continue implementing innovative teaching methods, career and college educational partnerships, integrating technology into the learning process, and offering a wide range of extracurricular activities. We strongly encourage every student to actively participate in these opportunities and discover their unique talents.

I want to remind all students to approach this academic year with a growth mindset. Embrace challenges as opportunities for personal and intellectual growth, and remember that mistakes are valuable steppingstones toward success. Your teachers and the entire school staff are here to support and guide you along your educational journey.

Parents and guardians, I extend my deepest gratitude for entrusting us with your children's education. We value your partnership and encourage open communication between home and school. A strong parent-teacher-student collaboration is crucial for the holistic development of each student, and we look forward to working closely with you throughout the year.

Finally, thank you to our dedicated and hardworking staff members for your unwavering commitment to nurturing the minds and hearts of our students. Your passion, expertise, and dedication are invaluable, and I am grateful to be part of such a talented team.

As we begin this new chapter together, let us embrace the opportunities ahead, support and uplift one another, and create an environment where every member of our school community feels valued and empowered.

Once again, a warm welcome to all students, parents, and staff members. Together, let us make this academic year remarkable and successful!

Dr. Judith Minor, SES
Director for Student Excellence
DoDEA Americas

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