As superintendent of Owen County Schools, it is an honor and privilege to welcome everyone back for a great year of teaching and learning! It is our mission to provide opportunities and resources where all students will develop perseverance and a passion for life-long learning in a safe, supportive, educational environment.
We are a school system that is committed to becoming a world-class school district for our kids that is focused on continuous improvement at all levels. We also have an outstanding Board of Education that provides excellent leadership through the adoption of goals and district oversight that is focused on our vision where students and staff will (1) Respect Others, (2) Experience Learning, (3) Build Relationships, (4) Expect Excellence, (5) Lead, and (6) Seek Opportunities. Through this shared vision, Owen County Schools is focused on providing all students with experiences and opportunities to ensure that we meet our goals for our kids.
I am very proud of the fact that Owen County Schools was recently recognized as an accredited institution with Cognia. This is the first time in district history to be recognized with this great honor. As a system focused on continuous improvement, we are focused on three big ideas: (1) Academic Excellence, (2) Safe and Healthy Students and Staff, and (3) Culture. This is supported by the development of guiding principles around high-quality instruction, access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum, development of a graduate profile, focus on literacy and numeracy, creation of personalized and deeper learning experiences, school safety, recruitment and retention efforts, intentional use of professional learning communities, increased communication at all levels, and a focus on.
I have never been prouder of our school district and the work ahead as we strive to continuously improve. We, collectively, have an impact on the lives of our students. There is power in community. As Rebels, we are not just a community but a family. There is also power in knowing our purpose. This school year I challenge each one of us to dig deep, reflect on ourselves and our purpose, and know our why. We have a purpose. Our students are our purpose.
Please join me as we begin this journey together as we focus on our students and the upcoming school year. I want to wish everyone an amazing 2022-2023 school year!
Reggie W. Taylor