Personalized Education in Pawling
Dear Pawling Community,
Having just recently concluded a year of service on the Regents’ Blue Ribbon Commission, I could not be more proud of our schools, our Board, and the commitments made over many years to progressive, innovative and inclusive education. We are at a time in education when those commitments have become the expectations of all school systems in New York State. I am equally proud of, and tremendously grateful for, our staff and their commitment to meeting the expectations of the Board of Education and of statewide and locally adopted standards and frameworks to not only meet the expectations of law, but fulfill a vision of inclusion and democratic ideals befitting the best in our nation’s principles
Culturally responsive education means personal education – education that begins with the strengths of each person and each person’s culture. It assumes that we all have unique values and are uniquely able to contribute to society. Such an education is respectful of the individual while affirming all people and identities. Here in Pawling, we strive for a personalized education for our students, one that builds on student strengths toward those ideals in the new Portrait of a Graduate, including cultural competence, global citizenship and effective communication.
A personalized education is also respectful of each family. We invite you to convey your family’s strengths, assets and perspectives to our staff so that we can best partner with you to achieve that personalized experience – both for our children and for our future.
With pride and gratitude,