Dalton Public Schools News

Dr. Steven Craft Monthly Column: Our Story, Our Strength: Leading as One

As we stand on the brink of another school year, I am filled with immense pride and excitement as we spend the summer preparing for what promises to be a remarkable 2024-25 academic year. Our theme for this year, “Our Story, Our Strength: Leading as One,” perfectly encapsulates the spirit and dedication that define our community. It is a powerful reminder of the collective strength we possess and the incredible stories we create together.

“Our Story, Our Strength: Leading as One” is more than just a theme; it is a call to action. It is about recognizing the unique stories that each student, teacher and staff member brings to our schools, and understanding that our collective strength lies in our unity. Together, we will face challenges, celebrate victories and create an environment where every student and staff member feels valued, supported and empowered to achieve their full potential.

As we kicked off our summer, our devoted teachers, principals and members of our schools and system leadership teams have been diligently preparing to ensure a successful and enriching school year for our students. They have attended various professional development sessions, such as the Dalton Reads! Leadership Academy and the English Language Arts Standards Training, equipping themselves with the latest strategies and knowledge to enhance student learning and achievement. Their commitment to excellence and continuous improvement is truly inspiring and sets the stage for a year of growth and success.

I am particularly excited about the upcoming initiatives and programs we have planned for this year. From innovative instructional methods to enriched extracurricular activities, our dedication remains steadfast in offering a comprehensive education to all our students. We are deeply committed to advancing our objective of nurturing not just academic achievement but also personal development, resilience and a lasting passion for learning.

As we continue to prepare for this new school year, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our entire Dalton Public Schools community — our students, parents, teachers, staff and partners. Your support and dedication are the cornerstone of our success. Together, we will write the next chapter of our story, one that is filled with hope, ambition and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

Let us all embrace this summer and return for an exciting school year filled with enthusiasm and optimism, knowing that by leading as one, we can achieve great things. I am honored to serve you all and to be a part of this incredible journey. Here is to a fantastic summer and looking forward to the 2024-25 school year at Dalton Public Schools.