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Grateful for support

June 23, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

As principal of Truman Public Schools, I would like to say thank you to the residents of the district for the warm welcome, support and kindness that has been shown to me and to the members of my family.

As a first-year school administrator, I have found my assignment in Truman to be challenging and rewarding. My wife and children continue to be impressed and touched by the friendship and support they have experienced. We know that this doesn't happen everywhere. Again, thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with you in the future.

We have taken many steps forward this year to improve the current and future quality of education at the Truman School. Life is full of surprises and we can't be ready for everything, but if we work together and stay positive we can get through the tough times and celebrate the good times. I also want to say I'm sorry and will be the first one to admit I have made mistakes this year. In hindsight, I would have gone different routes. In the future, I hope if anyone has an issue they can contact me and we can work together to resolve the issue.

I want to tell everyone that I look forward to finishing up this year and I am excited about our school programs for the upcoming school term. The Truman Public School District is at an exciting point in time. We have a strong, committed and caring staff that puts the long-term best interests of students as their first priority. At the Truman School, every student is well known by the staff and no one is a number.

I want to leave everyone with a couple of quotes I found that have helped me put certain things in prospective during my short career:

o "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn

o "Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they ought to just water the grass they are standing on." - Amar Dave

Thank you to the entire community, and I look forward to working with you as your school principal and as an active member of the Truman community.

Tate Jerome

K-12 principal

Truman Public Schools



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