These connections do not happen, though, without building a strong, connected community. It is no secret that The School District of Waukesha is pretty big place with a lot of staff members and students. Recognizing faces and remembering names can be one potential concern in a district this large.
Thankfully, there are some things we can all do to bridge the gap and strengthen these connections. This is particularly true with technology, as it is a primary way that many of us communicate. So, here are two suggestions each staff member should consider to make connecting and communicating in our district just a little bit easier.
Create a Gmail Signature
Generally speaking, there are a few items you should consider placing in every email you send.
- Your Full Name (there are a lot of people across the district with your same first name)
- Name of Your School(s)
- Your Position/Role
- Phone Number (avoid personal cell phones...your school number is probably the best choice here)