Welcome Mr. Rouse
It is with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I present myself to the Browning School District community as your new superintendent of schools. I accepted this position and moved to Browning in late June, so I could work with Mary Johnson in order to make a smooth transition for the schools. Mrs. Johnson and her staff were very supportive and helpful in that process. I appreciate Mrs. Johnson’s dedication to the children of the Browning Public Schools.
I have had many years of experience as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Texas and Colorado. My teaching experience ranges from fifth grade mathematics and reading through chemistry at the high school and university level. As a superintendent, I have served in rural communities with diverse populations.
Since 1995 in addition to serving as a full-time administrator in various school districts, I have also served as curriculum management auditor in a consulting capacity. For the past several years, I have served in a lead auditor role and as such I have lead teams of auditors on curriculum management audits in numerous schools in several different states. Two of my recent audit experiences have been in school districts in Alaska where there were large Native American and Eskimo populations.
Both of my sons and their wives live in Montana, and now that they are having children of their own we decided in was time to move closer to them. My wife began her professional career as a kindergarten teacher. She taught in several different settings over her years of experience, but now she devotes her time and energy to caring for her mother and working in a well-known nursery and rose garden. She is unable to make the move to Montana at this time due to her mother’s health.
I look forward to getting to know the people of the Browning community and the Blackfeet Nation. I am honored to have been welcomed into your community, and I will work with the Browning School District School Board and staff to continue to improve the quality of learning for our children. Real lasting improvements can only happen if the entire community is willing to support and encourage our children in their efforts to learn. As parents and family members, please be actively involved in your children’s learning. Talk to them everyday about what they are learning. Doing so tells your children that you value learning and that you are proud of their willingness to work hard to learn as much as they can.
I am available to anyone from the community who wants to discuss our schools and the classroom learning environment. Please do not be hesitant to come by the school district office to visit with me. If your concern is about your child’s class or school, it is always best to first talk with your child’s teachers and his or her principal. I believe that you will find that I am always willing to listen and to try to understand your concerns. You will also find that I am “Always for Children”, and my decisions will also be based on what is best for children.