Dear Excelsior Families, Staff and Community
“Preparing students to be successful adults”, that’s what Excelsior is all about. I am proud to be a part of an organization with such a noble purpose. I first started with Excelsior in 1996 as a Facilitator. I have been privileged to work with an amazing group of professionals over the years as Excelsior has grown into a highly respected educational program. Now I am excited at the opportunity to continue to serve you, our families, staff and community, as Superintendent.
The power of Excelsior’s program is in the “Education Team” (Parent, Student & Facilitator). We believe that parents and students should be empowered to take responsibility for their education and more importantly, their future. Average schools focus on graduation; great schools focus on life after high school. Here at Excelsior our parents, students and staff all work together as a team to build the foundation of skills and experiences necessary to succeed in today's ever-changing world. At Excelsior your facilitator is your advocate not your obstacle.
We believe that all students can achieve. Dr. David Berliner, author of “The Manufactured Crisis”, states, “When children have strong visions for their futures, they achieve more; hope is a major predictor of learning.” Education is an investment in the future. Failing to plan for that future is planning to fail. Just “getting a diploma” isn’t good enough, students need to have a plan (and a backup!) for their future and they need the skills to achieve it. That’s our focus and our Board, Administration and Staff have sincere dedication and total commitment to empower the “Education Team” in the planning and achievement of their academic and life goals.
I don’t just say these things, I believe them. I invite you to join me in preparing the students of our community to be successful adults. Together we can make a difference.
William (Bill) Flynn
Excelsior Charter Schools