Steve Clason

Board Member

At Large

Superintendent: Whitko Community School Corporation

Hi, I'm Steve Clason Superintendent of Whitko Schools. I have been part of the Board for Gradway since August of 2012. I believe very much that students that are at risk of not graduating are simply ones that haven't made that connection with school or someone at the school. It really is about relationships for these students. I joined the Board to support the ongoing efforts of Gradway to reach each child through relationships of mentoring and coaching.

I have personally seen the impact that relationship can have as neither my sister nor my father graduated from high school. My success was due to the mentoring I received from a teacher. I know it works. In my 38 years of education I see this effort as one of the most promising for raising graduation rates but more importantly raising the achievement of our students that need the most help.

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