Dr. Samuel DePaul
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Truly as educators, none of us could ever say we have seen everything. Experienced educators could boast, we have seen a lot, but who would have ever thought we would have seen and lived through a national and world-wide pandemic?
The 2020-21 school year has surely been unique. As a RESA, our hats are off to our educators; especially our teachers who had the unknown challenge of teaching children in person and or on a screen; and most this past year was done on a screen.
School superintendents and school boards had the ultimate challenge of leading the schools both in person and or virtual; and sometimes closing the district and or specific school buildings. These were not snow day equivalent decisions. In many ways, they were life and death.
And our students and their parents and families, we appreciated your flexibility and willingness to do the best you could in balancing home life, assuming a position as teacher assistant, and work.
Presently, we trust that the worst is behind us, and each week and month ahead will bring us closer to normalcy. We hope all will have a truly deserved enjoyable and relaxing summer, and we anticipate a normal start to the 2021-22 school year later in the summer.
RESA did its best this past year to provide professional learning for our school districts and the direct services that they requested. Most of our work was virtual as well, with limited face to face visits to our school districts where it was allowable. In addition to our services just mentioned, we had record number of participants enroll in our endorsement courses, including TAPP candidates. Our operation too was far from normal, but our staff did their best adjusting and executing to the situation we were all confronted with. My hat is off to them as well.
On or about July 1, the North GA RESA will be fully (literally) open for business with our doors open. We hope everyone has a wonderful summer!
"Excellence in Educational Support"
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