Hi everyone and welcome to Rocky River's REACH Program. My name is Brian Smith (or "Mr.
Smith" if you're under four feet tall!) and I'll be filling in for Mrs.
Straka this school year. I come to
Goldwood with four years of experience as a Early Intervention Specialist in
Brunswick City Schools as well as one year as an LD Tutor with Parma.
I'm a strong advocate of Preschool's not only preparing
students for success in Kindergarten, but for preparing them to become
confident in themselves, gain independence, and most importantly, to enjoy
coming to school everyday. Communication between the parents and the staff is a
critical component of that, and this website is one of the many ways that we
look to keep that line open.
Finally, as a resident of Rocky River and a parent of a boy
and a girl who will eventually be attending these schools much like your own
children, I have a vested interest and pride in continuing the “Excellent with
Distinction” rating for our school district. At the same time, I look forward to working closely with all
our REACH families in determining the best way for all of us to achieve that
same level of excellence in each individual student’s lives. Thanks and let’s make it a great year!