Teachers start off year under the motto Opportunity Awaits!

The theme of this year’s traditional Welcome Back breakfast was Opportunity Awaits! – and the Indian Hill teaching staff embraced this motto amidst much clapping and a quick exercise to examine the different faces of what opportunity can look like.

The IH Elementary School has a talented & enthusiastic new crop of staff members

The IH Elementary School has a talented & enthusiastic new crop of staff members

New staff members were welcomed, with the Elementary School taking the prize for the most new people this year.  Due to retirements, moves and other personal situations, Dr. Stewart spent a good portion of her spring and summer interviewing to find the very best staff she could.

Dr. Miles shared preliminary results from last year, which show several all-time achievement highs.  These numbers will be available for public release in September.  He also announced that Dr. Shelton was recently notified by the Daily Beast and Newsweek that Indian Hill High School will once again be ranked in the 2014 list of top high schools in the United States and will also be included in a breakout list of the very best schools in the Midwest.

He continued by stressing how important each and every person at the Indian Hill School District is to the success of our students:  “… we need to make sure our staff members know they are engaged in work that matters.  I think we know our work matters.”

As he talked about starting the 2014-15 school year, he stressed that there is opportunity all around us, saying, “Opportunity awaits today.  Opportunity awaits to demonstrate our district’s values – Commitment to Excellence, Collaborative Relationships, Community Engagement, and Continuous Improvement.  May this be your best year yet!  Opportunity awaits!”

Look for your favorite staff members below!

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