continued “I was emphasizing Burgher pride and I will be doing all I can to maintain Warrensburg’s top-quality academic program,” he said.
West, who is known for his ever-present smile, also said his positive message connected with district residents.
“Instead of tearing down the school system, I believe in building it up — to draw people into the community for years to come,” he said.
West added that he was committed to assuring that the new state-mandated teachers’ performance evaluations were customized, if possible, to make them relevant and appropriate to local needs, rather than arbitrary.
“I want to make sure that the teachers who really engage kids are retained and rewarded,” he said.