Welcome from the Director General
Dear Members of the ANS Learning Community,
It is an honor for me to invite you to hop on the ANS Bus as we embark on the next leg of our educational journey. We all begin this school year’s journey from our homes while living in the midst of a global pandemic. Schools have always been charged with playing a significant role in the growth and development of its students. We purposefully plan for and attend to their cognitive, social-emotional, and physical needs. As a result of Covid-19, we need to be more attentive than ever before to the health and safety of our students, our teachers and staff, and our families.
Beginning this school year through our Distance Learning Platform will clearly present some challenges. But over the past months, the professional staff at ANS has approached this situation with the mindset that Covid-19 has given us an opportunity to question some of our long-standing practices and has resulted in the creation of two exceptional planning documents that will guide our work with our students. When it is safe to do so, we look forward to a return to the ANS Campus. Our “Right Moment, Right Model, Tiger Reunification Plan” gives us confidence that no matter what, we expect to have a great school year!
ANS Teachers and Administrators will do whatever it takes to smooth out the journey on our bus and reach a successful destination by the end of this school year. But we need students to assume their responsibility for their own learning with a commitment beyond what they were previously expected to make. We also need parents to be more active partners with ANS teachers and with their own children as they navigate their learning goals from home. If we all do our part, nothing can stop us.
Thank you for the opportunity to once again serve the ANS Community as it’s Director General.
D. Jeffrey Keller, Ed.D
Interim Director General