Welcome to HMC-1
As I begin my second year as Superintendent, I am excited about another year to collaboratively work with the Board of Education and Hickman Mills C-1 family to effectively serve children. During my first year as superintendent, I spent an extensive amount of time learning about what was working well in the district, as well as paying close attention to areas needing improvement to ensure we continue to move in the right direction. My learnings during the 2017-18 school year served as a guide for the Post Entry Plan, available online. My first year was not about finger pointing, it was about assessing the district with a critical eye to determine our strengths and areas of continuous improvement.
My slogan during the 2017-18 school year, was “It Starts with Me. It Starts with You. It Starts with Us”; however, through continued professional reflection, my slogan has been revised to “It Starts with Me. It Continues with You. It Depends on Us.” I continue to believe the work of educating our students in a manner that prepares them to survive in a global society starts with me. Yet the collaborative work continues with the Board of Education, staff, parents, students, and community. Lastly, the success we strive to accomplish depends on a combined effort and laser-like focus of ALL of us.
The second year of my superintendency will continue to focus on what sound instruction looks like for every child 100% of the time. When I walk into classrooms, I want to see students at the center. I want to observe high-level teaching and learning every single day for every single child 100% of the time. We will focus our efforts on doing what it takes to focus on the whole child by meeting their social, emotional, and academic needs. I will continue to hold myself accountable for engaging in the work 100% of the time for 100% of our students. The 2018-19 school year begins the launch of the Hickman Mills C-1 Education Pledge for the District, Students, Parents, and Community. The Hickman Mills C-1 Education Pledge details what district staff will provide to the students and families we serve. The Hickman Mills C-1 Education Pledge also outlines what the district is asking of parents, students, and community. I firmly believe our success depends on the collaboration of the entire community. It takes a village...school, church, business to raise and educate a child.
Yolanda Cargile, Ed.D.