Welcome to the Superintendent's page.
Jose-de-Jesus Melendez, ED. S.
Hood Canal School District
LITERACY: Using an identified, vertically aligned common, and comprehensive literacy curriculum that reflects the common core standards, Hood Canal students K through 8th grade will receive predictable and cohesive instruction in the five pillars of literacy – phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, resulting in increased levels of academic achievement.
COMMUNICATION: Expecting effective, timely communication from administration, teachers, the School Board, and Superintendent. Effective communication will be ongoing throughout the school year in the form of official website postings, brochures, newsletters, and media to parents, local businesses and community in an effort to share the district vision, school events, boards goals, student achievement celebrations, and community activities.
DISTRICT CULTURE: Building trust, compassion, honesty and transparency, all key stakeholders (Superintendent, Board Directors, Administrators, teachers, support, paraeducators, food service and transportation staff, students, parents and community members) will become a cohesive dedicated team that works together in service to our children.
DISTRICT MISSION: Cultivating a safe, inclusive, supportive learning environment that engages the whole student in a community that promotes collaboration, communication, and academic achievement through critical thinking and problem-solving. Reaching our highest potential. Together.
Standard 1: Mission, Vision and Core Values (Board Goals: Communication and District Culture). Note: I will be working with both building principals directly to maintain a focused and an intentional presence of the district mission within all endeavors in the building.
From Standard 1: Develop approaches to proactively advocate for a shared mission, and core values of high-quality education and academic success and well-being for each student.
A. Build staff commitment to the district mission through consistent and ongoing communication.
Standard 3: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Board Goal: Literacy)
Form Standard 3: Promote and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of evidence-based (Empirical Evidence) curriculum, Instruction, and assessment to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
A. Advocate for student learning as the district’s highest priority.
B. Promote the systematic improvement of coherent curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Standard 6: Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community (Board Goal: Communication and District Culture)
From Standard 6: Engage families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
A. Develop strategies to involve families and community members in the educational process.
B. Engage the Board and the community in planning, conducting, and building community understanding and effort for supporting levies and bond measures.
Standard 8: Collaboration with the School Board (Board Goals: All four goals)
From Standard 8: Develop a positive working relationship with the Board as a governing body and with each Board member that will lead to establishing an effective Board and Superintendent team working together to improve student achievement outcomes.
A. Provide the Board with timely information on all district matters.
B. Provide timely and necessary support for effective Board decision making.
Completion Date: June 30, 2023