Dr. Schwierjohn believes communication is key to effective leadership, particularly in a school district. Dr. Schwierjohn will continue weekly updates to the Board of Education, weekly messages to all staff, bi-monthly communication with the district administrative team, a special spotlight in the Tomahawk Tribune parent/community monthly newsletter, and an informal parent and community meeting every month at Little Ireland called Coffee with Dr. Carrie.
Dr. Schwierjohn believes the job of the school district is to make sure every student is well-prepared to thrive and succeed, today and in the future. MVR-III strives for quality instruction, which includes innovation, hands-on learning, and skills to help our students achieve their goals. Innovative practices new to MVR-III include expanding STEM labs and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses to PreK-6th grades, Trimester scheduling for PreK-12th grades, and new College/Career planning courses and staff at Riverbend Middle School and Pacific High School.
Relationships: We are each a Difference Maker!
Dr. Schwierjohn also believes in each person’s ability and power to make a positive difference in someone’s life, our schools, and even the wider community. Our district mission is Together We Can Make a Difference in Doing What’s Best for Kids! Tying this mission into our 8 Pillars of Success, the MVR-III school district will begin monthly recognition and celebration of student and staff Difference Makers who exemplify our common beliefs.
Fiscal Responsibility: Proposition 1
In April of 2021, the great Meramec Valley R-III voters approved a $17.9 million Proposition 1 No Tax Increase Bond Issue. Since that time, the district has been busy improving the safety and quality of the learning environment for every student in the district. Completed projects include:
✔ Secure and safe vestibule entrances
✔ New ADA accessible playgrounds for every elementary school
✔ Updated bus fleet (7 new buses with air conditioning and Wi-Fi)
✔ HVAC upgrades at Riverbend Middle School
✔ Roofing project at Pacific High School
✔ Upgraded technology and security cameras throughout district
→ Zitzman classroom addition, gym, and library renovation (On time and on budget for March 2023 completion)
Find out more on our Prop 1 webpage:
Tell Me Something Good Tuesdays
Take a moment to hear the latest in learning as Dr. Schwierjohn visits with students around the district each week!