Dear Thornton Fractional District 215 Family,
It is my hope that the school year has been a positive one thus far! As we move into October, I want to share with you a priority on which I continue to focus: the importance of listening to student and parent voices.
Research is clear that student voice matters. Consider the research of John Smyth, who explored the positive contribution of student voice in an article entitled, "Educational Leadership That Fosters Student Voice." Smyth explains that inattention to soliciting the voice and input of students to improve curriculum and teaching and learning is one the most important concerns in education today.