“These things might sound trite, but if you believe in them, they are true. If we come together as a community, we can give every child what they need to succeed.” David LaRose made his statement, and was followed by applause.
At a reception on Tuesday, July 17, dozens of parents, teachers, school board members and Culver citizens turned up at the district offices on Irving Place to meet the new school supe – David LaRose.
Coming from the school district of South Kitsap in Washington state, LaRose was an intent listener in room ringing with conversations. When he was introduced by School Board President Karlo Silbiger (who was in town on a ‘layover’ before leaving again to chaperone the Sister City student trip to Japan) LaRose said that he was “thrilled to be here, and very excited to start on the job.”
In 2009, LaRose received the Washington State ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Whole Child Award for his systemic and strategic approach to meeting the needs of all students. He is a strong advocate for the whole child and believes that in order for every child to succeed, we must ensure that they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged and hopeful.
LaRose will officially begin his duties on August 1.