Blair's new motto takes center stage this school year

Sept. 17, 2018, 12:43 a.m. | By Nene Narh-Mensah | 3 years, 8 months ago

"Leading the Way in Innovation and Excellence"

This year, Principal Johnson introduced Blair's new theme for the 2018-2019 school year: "Leading the Way in Innovation and Excellence."

According to Johnson, the idea for having a new theme each school year came from her experience working in middle schools. "When I worked in middle schools, I found that themes were a great way to encourage teachers and students," Johnson said.

Photo: "Leading the Way in Innovation and Excellence" Photo courtesy of Tolu Omokehinde.

The idea behind the theme was to have teachers be more imaginative in their instructional methods. Johnson stated that students have told her that they "wish their teachers were more creative with technology," so she centered the theme around encouraging "teachers to look at problems more creatively."

As part of the plan, the administration formed new "innovation teams" for areas such as fostering academic achievement and increasing student wellness. As an incentive, Blair will be offering the Innovation Award to teachers who embody the theme in their day-to-day activities.

Last updated: Sept. 17, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

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