Welcome to MIT!

Dear Metro Institute of Technology (MIT) Families,

Welcome to the Metro family! We are extremely excited that you have chosen to partner with us for your child’s education. MIT is an outstanding new school that I am thrilled to be a part of. As the school principal, I will work diligently to ensure that your child is receiving the best that education has to offer. We have hired a fantastic staff to greet our new 9th grade class this fall. This includes Mr. Tony Taliani, English; Mrs. Theresa Koob, Mathematics; Ms. Holly Hayden, Science; Mr. Alex Marling, Computer Science/Mathematics; and Mrs. Beth DeWitt, Administrative Assistant. Together, this staff brings a wealth of knowledge, countless experiences, outstanding dedication, and the desire to help our students succeed.

As we venture through this new school year, many new opportunities for learning will reveal themselves to our students. During their first semester at MIT, students will be learning and utilizing the Metro Habits of Heart & Mind to aid them in their success and mastery of their classes. The Metro habits are: Active & Responsible Decision-Maker, Effective Communicator, Effective Collaborator, Critical Thinker, Engaged Learner, and Inquiring Learner. These habits will be facilitated through Advisory, a yearlong course that your students will participate in twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. This fall, students will become better readers and more effective communicators through Mr. Taliani’s English 9 course, inquiring learners and critical thinkers through Ms. Hayden’s Energy & Matter or Biology courses, effective collaborators through Mrs. Koob’s Algebra 1 or Geometry courses, and engaged learners through Mr. Marling’s Computer Science course. By demonstrating mastery in these courses, your student(s) will be one step closer to becoming an independent, driven, hardworking, and persistent problem-solver ready for anything the real world may throw at them.

Throughout the course of the year, I will be working closely with Mrs. Meka Pace, the Chief Academic Officer of Metro Schools, the Metro Schools Board of Education, and our community to align partnerships with local businesses, institutions of higher education, and members of our school community. Through these partnerships, we will be able to offer our students rigorous and relevant real-world learning situations that will require them to apply what they are learning in their academic classes.

In conclusion, I want to say that I am excited to be on this thrilling new journey with a talented staff, a very supportive Chief Academic Officer, great partners in Franklin University and the Battelle Memorial Institute, and an adventurous community of new students and families to work with! I look forward to working with you all throughout the school year.

Sincerely,

Andrew K. Allmandinger

Principal in Residence, Metro Institute of Technology (MIT)

allmandinger@themetroschool.org

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