Joe Howard is Superintendent of Prescott Unified School District
Joe: I’m excited this month to partner with a writing friend and colleague, Britt Flores, who you may recognize as a The Daily Courier column writer. Britt is a PUSD parent with a second grader at Lincoln and a preschool student at PUSD’s Discovery Gardens.
Last Thursday, nearly 4,000 amazing kids started the 2019-20 school year, the 149th school year for the Prescott Unified School District. It was the smoothest start of my career. With uncommonly experienced principals leading the charge of nearly 250 passionate and caring teachers, there is much to look forward to. To say that we are excited about this school year is an understatement.
Summertime is a great time, in the Prescott Unified School District, to reflect on the past and get excited about the future. This summer is no exception, and we have been busy with diving into data, adjusting goals, and orchestrating focused retreats to rededicate to our mission as the world changes.
Happy April Fool’s Day! As an educator, I always hope this day lands on a weekend, but here we are on a Monday. For years, I tried to get my twins to trade classes on April fools day, but they never would do it. Good boys; they must have gotten that from their Mom.
Many of our Prescott community members saw a few weeks ago that our Prescott High School Student Council brought more than 2000 people to town for the State Student Council Convention.
It is hard to believe, but the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has completed the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.
In Prescott Unified School District, we have had another fabulous start to a new school year. This is because of the amazing students, staff, families, and community that we have in Prescott.
After returning from a beautiful vacation to Colorado this summer, I found myself feeling so lucky to live here in Prescott, Arizona.