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Message from the Chair

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As a Board we continue a monthly focus on one of our three priority areas of Achievement, Well Being and Engagement.

In the area of Achievement, we have observed Math talks between teachers and their students and as trustees we have been led through a typical math lesson. 

A book study on Math Mindset helped our board rethink our own challenges with mathematics and how that can influence our families and students. As a board we realize that we require the hard data to monitor our achievement, but we also require these observations and conversations at the board table to guide our decision making.

The focus on the Well-Being of our students and staff continues to be a high priority. Strong community partnerships continue to be invaluable to our board as we meet the needs of our most at risk students. Prevention is a top priority and creatively delivered programs promote healthy living and physical activity throughout our system. 

Through our third priority of Engagement we seek to provide resources and programs that allow every student to find a pathway to success. Engaging families in Math nights, Hearing from our English language learners and collaborating with our First Nations/Metis partners around Truth and Reconciliation were a few highlights from this past year.

As one of the lead learners within the Algoma District School Board, I am continually amazed at the passion of our administrators, the dedication of our staff and the incredible capacity of our students to confidently learn and grow! I look forward to working with Team ADSB as we continue to Build Confident Learners and Caring Citizens together!

Jennifer Sarlo

Chair, Algoma District School Board