Sometimes we do things in life that in retrospect seem insightful. As we were heading into last summer and the construction on our school was about to begin, one of our teachers suggested that I buy t-shirts for our staff that say, “Embrace the chaos.”
Prior to our Winter Break I was introduced to Forward Together: A School Leader’s Guide to Creating Inclusive Schools and the companion piece Forward Together: Helping Educators Unlock the Power of Students Who Learn Differently by the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Last spring, we applied for a grant from SET-BC to increase our ability to support our diverse student population. The idea came from our observations and from a study one of our staff members wrote-up for her master’s degree.
Lake Trail Middle School is a community school that values learning for all and is guided by the question “How can we make each child’s life better?”. We as a school community, are building a new school, and we are committed to continuing our rich, inviting, and engaging learning as we transition toward our new school in the fall of 2021.