Education is life itself. - John Dewey
As the new Principal of POLY at Gimpo, I am excited to be a member of the POLY Community. I look forward to learning about the fine traditions of the POLY Institute and Gimpo district while exploring new ways to provide our students with the tools necessary to find success in a competitive and ever-changing world.
Curriculum is the framework to identify and publicize what a school community believes is important for their students to know and be able to do. It is important that these documents reflect skills, knowledge and performance that will allow for our students to be successful in an ever changing, complex global society. Although content knowledge is extremely important, risk taking, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership need to be embedded in the daily tasks of all classes at every level. Assessment lies at the heart of educational practice and I believe that when properly implemented, assessment drives the learning process for students. Classroom data is one of the greatest tools that teachers have to improve learning, and it is imperative that educators build assessment plans that provide them with this valuable information on a daily basis. The world is changing at a rate where we are unable to predict the future, and therefore we must prepare our students to utilize their knowledge and skills to develop solutions to unfamiliar situations. As principal, I must work collaboratively with my school community to create effective curriculum documents, and facilitate the development of assessments that prepare all students to become effective members of a global community.
Our POLY School Staffs have an awesome responsibility. Our rigorous curriculum covers the core subject areas we offer and allows the students to explore their interests while developing valuable skills.
One of our primary goals is to increase student achievement by fostering strong relationships between the school and home. To this end, please feel free to contact me or any POLY School Staff Member with any questions or concerns you might have.
I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue to move POLY School at Gimpo into the 21stcentury.
Principal, Korea POLY School at Gimpo