As parents, we would like to thank Mr. Haswell for his commitment to the students of Shadyside. On most days you will see his golf cart at the high school shortly after 6:00 am and it is still there at 3:30. Most evenings he is back for extra-curricular activities. While taking on the additional responsibilities of superintendent, Mr. Haswell remains visible each morning on the corner of the high school greeting students. He is seen walking up town at lunch, often times picking up trash around residents' homes and local businesses. We are sure that his presence and visibility cuts down on discipline issues in the district. The students at the high school who make the principal's list receive a personal phone call from Mr. Haswell congratulating them on their academic accomplishments. When the district found itself in a bind with a shortage of bus drivers, Mr. Haswell got his CDL license so he can drive routes and transport kids to and from extra-curricular activities when another driver cannot be found. In addition, it is not unusual to see Mr. Haswell at events at Fleming Field transporting senior citizens from the parking lot to the field on his golf cart.
Because of fiscal restraints, numerous positions have been eliminated in the district through attrition. However, when it is necessary to hire teachers, potential candidates have been put through a rigorous interview process and references have been checked to assure the most qualified teachers are hired into the district.
Mr. Haswell and his wife Melanie are both lifelong residents of Shadyside and alumni of Shadyside High School. They have two children currently in the district and one who has graduated. We believe Mr. Haswell sees his responsibilities in Shadyside School District as more than just a job. His actions show that he is committed to doing what is right for the students of Shadyside.
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