Dear STEM Spartans,
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! My name is Ryan Alsup, and it is truly an honor to be the new High School Director. I have been in education for 20 years, serving as a teacher and administrator. Each stop on my career path has given me valuable experience and has prepared me to help lead our High School students.
The start of an academic year is always an exciting time, and this year is no exception. I want to thank all of our High School students for a great first week of school. Our teachers have spent the past few days focusing on establishing relationships with all of you, while also exploring the new curriculum that all of you will learn this year. This brings with it exciting new challenges as you use the prior knowledge gained with the new knowledge learned. This connection is important to all of us as we strive to reach our full potential as life-long learners.
I am very excited about this upcoming school year. Your success is my top priority and I believe that we all play a key role. Please take time to share with your parents about your day, what you’ve learned and some of the bright spots. Help your family to understand what you’re learning to engage them and support you. As a parent myself, I love hearing about my childrens’ day and all the ups and downs they encounter.
Our goal at STEM is to provide personalized service and instruction. To this end, please feel free to share with your teachers, counselor, or me any information that will help us better serve you and your family. Please remind yourself to have a safe and healthy day, to stay away from negative influences, make good decisions, and come to class every day, on time, and prepared to learn.
As the new High School Director, I look forward to meeting each of you. Please feel free to reach out anytime. Be safe, and have a wonderful weekend!
We are #STEMStrongerTogether.
Ryan Alsup, High School Director