Back-to-school staff kickoff

August 23, 2018
staff clapping

Our buildings are abuzz as teachers and staff are busy getting ready for the first day of school next week. They kicked off the year at a rally at Stillwater Area High School on Monday complete with the pep band playing the school song. Hundreds of staff gathered to hear a welcome back message from Superintendent Denise Pontrelli and board chair Jennifer Pelletier.

Staff also heard from special guest speaker Dr. Sharroky Hollie, a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. In a highly interactive presentation, Dr. Hollie talked about shifting teachers' mindsets and he gave them strategies to engage students who are underachieving so that learning is even more student-centered and engaging. For photos visit our Facebook page.