Laurel Hill principal: emotional health affects academic performance

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 12:43 PM.

"Part of it is knowing where the target lies and then developing a prescriptive plan in terms of how can we target and strengthen the weakness,” Martello said. “Also ... it is so important that we meet the social and the emotional needs of the kids. In order for them to focus on academics, we have to have met those needs ... I can work with my teachers to target that and then we can focus on the academic as well to create a well-rounded, successful child. "

She plans to be in the classroom, often, to monitor the process, learn from it, and set an example.

“I want kids to see that every adult on campus is a lifelong learner and I want them to want that for themselves,” she said.

Thomas Boni is the Editor of the Crestview News Bulletin. Email him at, tweet him @cnbeditor, or call 682-6524.

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