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Dr. Nadene Arrington, Superintendent

   We must remember that intelligence is not enough.   Intelligence       plus character—that is the goal of true education. The complete       education gives one not   only   power of concentration, but               worthy objectives   upon   which   to concentrate.– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

   On behalf of our staff and students, I offer my humble greetings       to our parents, families, alumni, churches, community/business         members and organizations, and our local city and county                 officials.  Ever   since my   arrival   here in 1993 as a middle             school language arts teacher, the East   Jasper/Heidelberg community has   held a special   place in my heart.  It   resonates with love and   camaraderie while  simultaneously providing   stability   and strength to its residents. I submit to everyone in this community that as long as we forever embrace challenges as opportunities and refuse to allow any individual or   circumstance to extinguish our flames of faith, we will always fulfill our goals and then ultimately revel in our successes. 

My creed is that “It takes a village to raise a child,” and indeed it does.   Day after day, we in the East Jasper School District endeavor to increase student achievement, foster an environment conducive   to learning, ensure an equitable education for all children, and serve as a positive and viable force in this community.  Yet, we know that we cannot accomplish this alone.  Strong ties with you—our community—must be respected and maintained.  Without you, we would cease to be.  We also know that life is not perfect, and therefore, we are not, as well.  As we acknowledge this fragility, we in turn acknowledge our mistakes and oversights—past, present, and future ones—but also pledge due diligence in resolving any problems or concerns.

This East Jasper Village embodies love, compassion, endurance, and pride, and I pray that our District will always deserve your support.  In Galatians 6:9 (NIV), we are encouraged as follows: 

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will

reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

 East Jasper, we will never tire of pursuing what is good and what is right, and we will never give up for we know that our bountiful harvest is soon at hand.

 

 Yours in Education,

 

Nadene Arrington, Superintendent

 

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