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Marshall County Students, Staff, and Guardians:

I am excited to welcome you to the 2021 – 2022 school year. This year I begin my third year as Superintendent of Marshall County Schools, and I anticipate a year full of endless possibilities. My mission as Superintendent continues to be focusing on educating kids and building communities. We are fortunate in Marshall County to have educators who work as a team to accelerate success both academically and behaviorally for all students. Educating students takes a team including all service and professional personnel, hand-in-hand with families. We will continue to follow a few guiding principles for success in Marshall County Schools.

1. Communication is key. In order to build positive school cultures there needs to be open lines of communication and collaboration among all constituents.
2. Research, understand, and follow policy. School and county administration have worked to understand policy and implement them consistently.
3. Teaching and learning should shape our daily work. Our business is to educate the whole child. We do this through direct instruction, active engagement, and implicit feedback.
4. Communities are the backbone of our system. Schools and local communities are the structure on which our children learn and grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Strong communities build successful students.
5. It takes a village. Service and professional personnel are equally important in building a successful school system. We must work together and keep children at the forefront of all decisions.

I look forward to visiting classrooms to see the creative, innovative ways our children are engaged in learning. By working together, everyone in Marshall County has a role in making a positive difference in the lives of students and families. I look forward to a great school year!


Dr. Shelby Haines