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Letters to the Editor

April 3, 2014

Dear Superintendent Morgan:

Dear Superintendent Morgan:

The Exeter High School (EHS) students were so impressive in their words, messages, delivery, and unified support at the March 17, Exeter School Board meeting. Unknowingly, this event will serve as a solid stepping stone to pro-active leadership in their adult lives, which will greatly affect their families and communities too - similar to the roles assumed by the new School Board Committee Members. Congratulations to the SAU 16 and families in preparing these students so well.

With this heated ‘Keep Kiley EHS’ issue, so many more people are watching than ever. It is a growing, positive, public participation of informed and concerned citizens focused on continuing this exceptional good path that EHS is on now.

Principal Kiley was correctly appointed to his position by a previous School Board and Search Committee who gave him two immediate goals to pursue: change the school’s culture and relate to students.

The students, staff, and community speakers attested to the extraordinary ways in which Principal Kiley has met those goals. Their heartfelt words are reflective of their experiences at Exeter High School under his model leadership.

Superintendent Morgan, please hear these Hawks’ passion and keep that spirit strong by offering Principal Kiley an acceptable contract.

Principal Kiley’s A+ Performance

GOAL #1: Change the Culture. The enhanced culture embraces every single student with whatever talent or offering they can give. The enhanced culture has energized community members to give more, offer additional resources, donate endless time, and show continuous dedication. The enhanced culture has increased the value of an EHS diploma, EHS name, EHS pride, EHS leadership, EHS sportsmanship - competitive and congratulatory. The enhanced culture keeps Hawks humble and thoughtful too.

GOAL #2: Relating to students. Relationships to students newly established are creating an ever-lasting impression and serve as an exemplary model. Principal Kiley’s connections with the whole, with sub-groups, and with individuals are abundant. These relationships are admirable and true. He easily connects and listens to many students whether a scholar, athlete, college-prep, military-prep, work force-prep, traditional- progressive- or alternative choice-prep, troubled, or a survivor. Principal Kiley has earned the badges of friendship, mentor, leader, respect.

I beg of you to honor your oath to this District, the staff, the students, and the families by securing Mr. Sean Kiley as Exeter High School Principal for the ensuing school year. Please, act swiftly.

Please.

Scott Sr. and Melissa Brockelbank and family

Kensington

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