By nearly any measure, Weston is an uncommon school district-in terms of student success, teaching excellence, robust academic and extracurricular offerings, and dedication to the physical, social and emotional well-being of our students. We operate on a pristine, four-school campus, ensuring a cohesive learning environment from PreK through 12th grade. Weston students from their earliest days through graduation are challenged and cared for by our faculty and administrators. Current and prospective families can be assured that Weston believes “connections” are essential to student success–we insist that all students are known well by many adults.
Excellence and compassion are at the heart of my professional beliefs, values and priorities. Intellectual rigor–using one’s mind well to solve complex problems–is of the utmost importance to me. At the same time, compassion is paramount; our excellent students will be the keys to a civil, just, caring nation and world. My multi-year goal is to guide Weston to even greater heights in its stated mission of “empowering each student to achieve success and contribute to our global society…and to serve as part of a caring and supportive community.” Possibly more than ever before, our Nation and World need the dedicated minds, hearts and hands of our students and graduates.
I will use this “Home Page” to provide personal updates and reflections on the Weston Public Schools. Periodic essays will be posted. I also will share a running record of Weston Wows—frequent verbal and pictorial snap-shots of good work I have witnessed in our schools, classrooms and co-curricular venues. Please peruse the links in the left margin, as well as the rest of the Weston Public Schools Website. In a modest way, my words and images will bring this remarkable school community to life for you.
Dear Weston Students and Families: Welcome Back! By now, you have received multiple communications from your school(s), teachers, coaches and other Weston educators. I am writing on the eve of Day One with a simple welcome. Weston staff worked all summer on academic,...
2300 Weston Public Schools Opening Convocation – August 24, 2018 (Free Verse Written to be Read Aloud) William S. McKersie, Ph.D. Superintendent They Arrive Walking, strolling, running, some wheeled and pushed. They arrive, 2300 strong. Singing, talking,...