Next to the quest for peace, our nation's
most important goal is the development of a high-quality educational
enterprise that will prepare all youngsters for life in a fast-changing
and complex world.
With this thought in mind, the philosophy
and the attitude of district officials become rather important. I was
reminded of this during a recent visit to a thriving business
While waiting in line, I noticed an
interesting philosophy posted on a 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 businesses, and I
have chosen to substitute the word student for customer
and school for business.
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
A student is one who comes to us with
needs and/or wants. It is our job to fill them.
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 Cobb County School
District/Cheatham Hill Elementary, to have the opportunity to serve and
work with your children. The importance of teaching and learning cannot
be overstated. It is our privilege and our challenge as educators to
strive continually to provide quality education in our classrooms.
Belinda Walters-Brazile, Principal