Dawn Boyd » Dawn Boyd, Assistant Principal

Dawn Boyd, Assistant Principal

My name is Dawn Boyd.  It is an honor and a privilege to be the Assistant Principal for Canton Jr. High School. From the moment your child steps out of your car or gets on the school bus, you are trusting us with some of the people that you love most. With that in mind, we are committed to serving you each day.  We will be there for our students, their families, and our community. Canton Jr. High will provide a safe, friendly, stable place for our students to learn and grow. We want you to know that they are getting the best educational experience possible because they attend Canton Jr. High School.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


Personal Position Statement

I am responsible for developing active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and to being an ambassador for both students and teachers. I will work closely with teachers and use student assessments to guide decisions. I will coach teachers to ensure that they provide varied content, process, and product to meet the needs of all students. I will enable teachers to be responsive to students by providing them with the experiences they need to develop and grow.


Learning is a result from human interaction with the world. Learning is considering new ideas and concepts while making sense of experiences and constructing knowledge. Learning is personal and must be differentiated.

 

Teaching is developing students’ understanding through inquiry. It is developing enthusiasm for learning. It elicits students’ schematic knowledge to help them become cognizant of their own ideas, then building upon and refining the ideas during the learning process. It is providing students with a variety of learning experiences to help students expand their initial ideas and abilities.


The teacher’s Role is to alter conditions in the classroom to achieve desired student behaviors. Teachers build character and transform students into motivated, active participants who accept responsibility for their own learning. Teachers develop the whole child by providing guidance, showing compassion, and mutual respect for others.  They utilize effective classroom management to promote comfort, order, and appropriate student behaviors.


The Students’ Role is to be actively involved in the learning process.  Learning involves the meaningful organization of experiences.  The learner cannot passively accept information. They must internalize and reshape the information by connecting new learning with existing knowledge. They must take responsibility for their own learning. They must show respect for others and display appropriate social behavior.