Mr. Barbour - AP
Greetings to my Broad Run Family,
The pandemic upended almost every aspect of school in an instant. It was not just the move from classroom to computer screens; it tested our basic ideas regarding instruction, testing and the human connection. A year later, a rethinking is underway, with a growing sense that some changes are inevitable. Despite these uncertainties, this year will be an opportunity for our students to rebound, staff to reboot and families to rejuvenate.
A Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership has taught me that all students can master content given a positive learning environment that welcomes exploration and analysis, which will be essential following a year of hybrid and distant learning.
The pandemic has taught me many life-long lessons. One of those lessons is valuing the importance of family and recreation. So, when away from student filled hallways, I can be found spending quality family, time traveling or better yet, on municipal golf courses chasing that elusive hole in one.
This school year will provide an opportunity for us to reimagine what learning will look like. It is going to be important for us to continue to think about how to evolve learning so that we can return to excellence. It is exciting to know that now will be the time for the Broad Run Spartans to take back a world that is rightfully ours.