Community Letter from New Dean of Students
March 19, 2018
Dear Parents and Friends:
As the new Dean of Students of Oakville Schools, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great school community. Oakville schools are in a period of change and great improvement facilitated by Mr. Staley and the staff here. I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to the Oakville Puplic Schools, my professional career has been marked by cultural diversity and a series of educational and wonderful benchmarks, I started my career teaching in a special program in White Swan Middle School on the Yakima Indian Reservation. Thirteen years were spent teaching various science courses within Yelm Community Schools. I then served the Hoquiam community for three years as the Assistant Principal of Hoquiam High School and the last two years as an Assistant Principal of Spanaway Lake High School. Although my former school district was very large in comparison, what I find comparable is the staffs' desire to have the best child-centered approach to education. I am very excited to be part of the Oakville School District family and to closely work with all stakeholders to help make our school the best it can be.
My greatest initiative is to help the administrative team provide leadership that will facilitate a school enviroment to provide quality instruction meeting the needs of each student. But, what never changes is the educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society.
Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with the home of the Acorns, I am confident we can make our school an even better place for our students to learn and grow,
Scott A. Hyder
Dean of Students