Welcome to Westwood Elementary School. My name is Mr. Jim Kish, and I am the new principal of the school. I have worked in the West Geauga Local Schools for the past 26 years as a 6th-grade teacher, Middle School Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal, and District Director of Public Relations and Development.
Through the years, I have worked with hundreds of students and families and thoroughly enjoyed the variety of experiences. West Geauga is an outstanding community and school district.
As the principal, my goal is to create the best possible learning environment for the children in our care. We accomplish this by working collaboratively as educators and involving parents and families in the learning process.
This year we will be putting much emphasis on literacy, as has been done in the past. Our teachers will be involved in various professional development to hone their skills as educators. We will also be using data collected through formative and summative assessments that we administer to show growth in each child.
Thank you very much for entrusting us with your children.