Superintendent's Office

August, 2022

EJPS is . . . "A Great Place to Learn"

Dear Parents, Students and Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 school year here at EJPS! The start of each
school year brings much excitement, energy, and perhaps even some trepidation. We all feel this
excitement in different ways. Students look forward to seeing friends, some of whom they may not have
seen since late June, and are excited about all that the new school year will bring. Parents and guardians
are happy to see their children off for the start of another successful school year, yet are amazed at how
fast their children are growing. Even teachers, re-energized from vacation and summer professional
learning, may be trying to tame those nervous butterflies as the first day of school approaches.
Late last school year and over the course of the summer, I reflected on what it will take for us to
continue the progress we have made recently. I have listened carefully to the feedback from educators,
parents and guardians from across all of our schools. In order for us to continue to build on the gains we
have made as a school district, we are committing ourselves to strengthening the whole child through a
focus on family and community engagement, student and staff wellness, and academic success for all.
We will achieve success in these areas by building community, deepening collaboration and improving
communication. When done well, these focuses have the potential to profoundly shape how our
schools operate. By focusing on community, collaboration, and communication, we will strengthen
academic achievement for all learners, build strong social emotional supports in our schools, engage our
parents and community, empower educators and principals to make wise school-based decisions, and
develop long-term fiscal plans that support our schools. Most importantly, we will be better able to
unlock the talents and gifts of each and every one of our students, providing the foundation that each of
them needs in order to realize their full potential and achieve the dreams they have for themselves and
for their future.
As we begin another school year, we look forward to you being a part of our East Jordan family and
hope you become involved in our schools and community. East Jordan Public Schools is known for its
incredible staff with their commitment to excellence. To those new to our school community, we are
looking forward to your contributions to our students and team. We are so fortunate to have a school
district for which we can be proud of--with students, staff, families and the community coming together
to support our mission to Be A Great Place to Learn.
In closing, please let me reaffirm that I know each of us can make a difference in the lives of our
students. In our schools walk the future leaders and innovators of our community and nation. I am
incredibly humbled to work with a great community, an incredible team of educators, staff,
administration and school leaders as we work together to harness the energy of our youth and create
the future for tomorrow.


Matt Stevenson


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