Lance Scranton: District changes provide hope — hopefully |

Lance Scranton: District changes provide hope — hopefully

Lance Scranton

Moffat County Schools are in the midst of some very big changes, which will hopefully portend well for the future of our community. Any new person on the job gives people hope and others dread because the newness generally means change. Change — as some experts say — is scary and uncomfortable. If one embraces change it can make organizations stronger and more vital as fresh perspectives offer the potential for progress, but most of us know that change is just plain inevitable.

After the past two years, I am hopeful that administration, the school board and the new superintendent will work together to more clearly understand the truly difficult work that teachers and coaches have been doing in their classrooms and outside to ensure that students are getting a quality education. Newness allows for people to exercise their perceptions and make certain that what is best for the organization is indeed what is being practiced.

The entire community understands how difficult the past five months of the school year were and, as a parent, community member and teacher; I have faith and trust in the school board’s decisions. The community needs to heal and move forward as a uniform group that truly has the best interests of our solemn duty at the forefront of decision-making.

Welcome to Craig Mr. Ulrich; I am optimistic that as we go forward again that our district will be in the capable hands of a group of educators that can begin to heal wounds and look toward building relationships which is the biggest issue we have in our district right now. As you get to know the community, the one trait that has emerged during the past two years is “passion.” We have learned that while we don’t always agree, we do want what is best for each and every person who walks through the doors of our buildings.

Money is tight, changes are going to have to be made, we will agree with some and argue forcefully as a community against that which we disagree. We are a community of people who care deeply about the issues that are affecting our local economy and our local schools. Moffat County boasts some of the most deeply caring people that I have ever met and who have invested themselves in the success of our county.

Progress can be tricky but we all want to be making things better and establishing systems to ensure it continues. It’s really about our collective willingness to embrace the challenge and work together for the improvement of our entire community. Here we are — ready to move forward again … and most interested in our success.

Lance Scranton is a teacher and coach at Moffat County High School in Craig.Lance Scranton is a teacher and coach at Moffat County High School in Craig.Lance Scranton is a teacher and coach at Moffat County High School in Craig.

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