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Jay Brewer

On A Mission!


This year our school district theme centers around the idea of being on a mission.  When you are on a mission you are driven to make a difference.   


When you think about your life and what you do and how you do it you can usually easily explains this.

But when you come to that deeper WHY question, we often stumble to come up with the right words as to WHY we do what we do.


Our mission at Dayton Independent Schools is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students.  However, each student and staff member should have their own personal mission that drives WHY they do what they do.  My larger life mission is based around the idea that I love to Grow.  For me, this means I like the challenge and opportunities that come with seeing things or people progress.  It is WHY I became a teacher.  A coach.  A principal.  And now a superintendent.  It is WHY I became a father.  It is WHY I continue to run and search for that next racing challenge.  I love the challenge of Growing Forward!


We often think of people who are famous as having epic life missions.  The Wright Brothers, Mother Teresa, Muhammed Ali, and JFK are often people who come to mind as mission driven people.  I believe that everyone should be able to clearly articulate their life mission. 


As we Grow Forward into this school year I will be challenging our students and staff with the following questions:

  1. What is your mission?  Your WHY for what you do.
  2. Would others say that you are on a mission?
  3. Would they be able to describe what that mission is?


As I challenge our students and staff with these questions, I also challenge you.  What would your answers be to these questions?


Let’s Keep Growing!


Jay Brewer

Proudly Serving as Superintendent of Dayton Schools






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