By Justin Seward
Reagan Weeks has been Prairie Rose Public Schools superintendent for over a month now and credits her team for a strong start to her tenure in the position.
“The truth is we have a phenomenal team at Prairie Rose,” said Weeks.
“And we have teachers, support staff (and)mental health workers … working diligently to ensure high quality education for our kids. So, the truth is because of the team, the transition has been quite smooth. In addition to me being the superintendent for a month, we also have new board members that had begun on the same day I started as superintendent. So together we have been working through these changes, but we were also set up very well and Roger (former superintendent Clarke) ensured that we had the systems in place to have a very successful year.”
Weeks’ expectations include navigating through the current challenges and realities that are being faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to make sure PRPS provides responsive and engaging learning environments for the students.
“And certainly, it is no surprise that our staff have delivered in the end,” she said.
Weeks thinks an adjustment she has had to made is with the more frequent emails and phone calls being received and engaging more in the communities with the parents and people in PRPS.
“Certainly, as the superintendent, developing strong relationships with the communities is a key priority,” she said.
One thing Weeks has learned in the first month is the people who are working closest to the students often have key insight.
“So, as the superintendent, it will always be my priority to ensure that I’m working elbow-to-elbow with them to best understand what we need to do from a strategic point of view to create optimal learning environments.”