Message from the Superintendent of Schools

  • Dear Eastside Community,

    On behalf of the Board of Education and Executive Cabinet, we want to express how excited we are for the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to a successful year. Our success comes through our collaboration and support for one another to reach our ultimate goal of increased student achievement.  

    The Board of Education has provided clear direction for us as we enter the 2019-2020 school year. Our focus areas will continue as the following:

    • Provide a rigorous instructional program that supports the needs of all students, including social-emotional and academic needs.
    • Implement a comprehensive risk management and wellness program that promotes student and staff safety and wholeness.
    • Develop leadership capacity and collaboration at all levels of the organization.

    We are pleased about the progress made in implementing our district vision. Our overarching instructional goal is to ensure all students will: master grade-level content standards; be able to read complex texts across content areas; have rich and rigorous academic conversations about compelling topics; and communicate and demonstrate their thinking through writing, tasks, and other forms of assessment within an environment that promotes a safe and caring community. Our overarching culture and climate goal is to ensure all students will: master grade-level content and behavioral standards; be able to effectively develop positive and productive relationships; understand the impact of those relationships on themselves and others; and demonstrate their understanding through words, actions, and behaviors within an environment that promotes a safe a caring community.

    We truly value the partnerships we have with all of you and look forward to a successful school year!

    Joshua L. Lightle, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
    Eastside Union School District