Welcome Message from Dr. Carter-Oliver, CEO, to Teachers and Staff of Confluence Schools

To Confluence Charter Schools Staff, Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This year, we will all take on roles that will impact how Missouri education is portrayed in the history books for years to come. From what I’ve seen thus far, we are certainly up to the task. Our new and existing administrative team members have spent a great deal of time determining what educational and support areas require strengthening and need to be revamped or restructured. We also reviewed job assignments and program needs to best utilize the talents of our personnel resources. I want to acknowledge all 12-month staff who have been providing incredible support throughout this process. Some significant partnerships have been developed with area colleges and universities, and with wraparound service agencies, to offer our students more effective STEAM, college and career readiness opportunities and social and emotional support. We are focusing our energy and resources on professional development experiences that will improve students’ academic outcomes. Increasing student achievement will be done with support, hard work, commitment, and a belief from students, staff, parents, the community and the Board of Directors. It is going to take the collective efforts of all of us, using best practices and strategies, to ensure all of our students achieve. Our work and mission is a journey toward excellence. Every day, we aim to be better and greater. I look forward to working with all of you to achieve and sustain success with each of our students beginning on the first day of school – Tuesday, August 15! Sincerely, Candice Carter-Oliver, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer