Letters to the Editor

'Doing the work'

Malaga Elementary School achieved 100% participation in spring Parent/Teacher Conferences. I have been principal at Malaga for 41/2 years and this has been a goal.

I have been in education since 1977 and have never been at a school that achieved 100% participation. In our fall conferences we met the 99.5% level, so we were dedicated to making the full 100% this spring.

In 2001, Malaga was on the brink of Program Improvement status, but the hard work of the staff, students and parents has helped the school steadily improve. Total participation in these conferences is just one of the measures that reflect this community's commitment to educational improvement.

I am so proud of the teachers and parents at this school for not only wanting the best we can provide, but for also doing the work that is necessary.

Danell Stepp


Malaga Elementary School