Charles Berkley starts his new administration by visiting all the schools, meeting with central office staff, and meeting with the administration team, letting everyone know that we are going to work together to "make the best better." Berkley's goals are to partner with the community, to teach students to be productive in the 21st century, to ensure the progress of all of our students, and to make sure that every student graduates.
Mr. Berkley will achieve these goals by creating an environment built on team work in order to give our students the best education around. "I have a philosophy that I learned from my dad: You should learn something new every day. They can take the clothes off your back, your watch, whatever you have, but they can't take what you put between your ears... your education."
Some strategies that Berkley has already put in place are cross training between staff members at the central office in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness, moving toward placement of a curriculum specialist for the school system, and being visible and accessible to staff and students. Mr. Berkley offers a theme for the school system this year, "Every moment of the school day is a 'teachable' moment in Lunenburg County Public Schools." Mr. Berkley is here for the students, faculty, and staff, and we hope he will be here for a long time to come.