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Principal's Corner

Principal's November Update


Our schools most important goal is the development of a high-quality education that will prepare all our students for life in the rapidly changing and complex world. With this thought in mind, the thought process and attitude of educators becomes rather important. I was reminded of this during a visit to a thriving restaurant the other day.

While waiting in line, I noticed an interesting philosophy posted on the wall. It was especially stimulating because the employees obviously subscribed to the message. I believe the philosophy is as appropriate to schools as it is to the restaurant, and I have chosen to substitute the word student for customer:

A student is the most important person in any school.

A student is not an interruption of our work, he or she is the purpose of it.

A student is not just a statistic, He or she is a flesh-and-blood human being with feelings and emotions like ourselves.

A student is deserving of the most courteous and attentive treatment that we can provide.

A student is the lifeblood of this and every other school. Without him or her, we would have to close our doors.

The focus of the future should be on service and excellence. We are pleased, as employees of the Dawson Springs Independent School District, to have the opportunity to serve and work with your children. To quote a late President of the United States: “From the desk where I sit, the answer to all world problems is found in a single word. That word is Education.”

Those words inspire and support the challenge and commitment we educators have for quality education in the Dawson Springs Independent School District. “Every Student- Every Day” “Excellence for All.”




Todd Marshall, Principal

Dawson Springs Jr/Sr. High