Teachers and staff spent today (Monday, November 16) preparing for a seamless transition to remote learning, which starts for all students on November 17.
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Meet Dr. Edwin Holland, Interim Superintendent Poland Local Schools
Dr. Edwin Holland has three decades of experience in suburban and rural education. For 13 years of his career he served as a superintendent in three school districts in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties. Dr. Holland was named Interim Superintendent by the Poland Board of Education in October.
“My experience as a superintendent with school funding and improving student achievement gives me the experience that I need, and the community will be able to use it to help improve and build upon the level of excellence that Poland Schools has been known for,” said Dr. Holland.” I want to be able to help maintain this transition for the board and community, while we build upon getting a new superintendent.”
Dr. Holland will work with the Board of Education to develop a search plan to hire the next superintendent. Dr. Holland has worked on several searches to fill key executive positions of superintendent and treasurer for school districts, and has also participated as a candidate in several searches. Dr. Holland also plans on working with staff and the community to find out what’s important in the search for Poland’s next superintendent. Dr. Holland hopes the Board of Education will be able to hire a new superintendent in the spring/summer of 2021.
When it comes to transparency and accountability, both will be critical factors in the superintendent search. The district will provide transparent communication to the community about the superintendent search, and how the district is being maintained throughout the transition.
“The role of increasing accountability is taking responsibility for what needs to be done with integrity, but also the need for transparency is communication,” said Holland. “Communicating to the community how the distinct operates, how decisions are made and how it’s going to impact and create change within the community.”
Dr. Holland started his career in education as a social studies teacher and was a head track coach and football coach. He also served as a high school principal in a Division 1 school.
“Academic, athletics and the arts are extremely important to me in education,” said Holland.
WYTV’s Pledge of Allegiance on WYTV
WYTV’s Pledge of Allegiance segment will feature students from the Poland Local Schools. Videos of classes reciting the Pledge of Allegiance were recorded and submitted to WYTV, which will air the segments on the dates listed below from 6:30-7 a.m. The recordings will also be featured on www.wytv.com after airing during the morning news. In order to maintain social distance, some classes did multiple recordings.
January 13, Miss Gura Group A
January 14, Miss Gura Group B
January 15, Mrs. Bonarigo Group A
January 18, Mrs. Bonarigo Group B
January 19, Mrs. Bonarigo Group C
January 20, Mrs. Aikens Group A
January 21, Mrs. Aikens Group B
January 22, Mrs. Aikens Group C
January 25, Ms. Landers Group A
January 26 ,Ms. Landers Group B
January 27, Mrs. Jeswald Group A
January 28, Mrs. Jeswald Group B
January 29, Mrs. James Group A
February 1, Mrs. James Group B