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Chelsea School District

DIRECTOR PAGE

Scott Theisen, Community Education Director
stheisen@chelsea.k12.mi.us

Welcome to Community Education & Recreation!

Learning does not happen only between the ages of 5 and 18, 6 hours a day, 180 days a year.  Education takes place all the time.  Learning is a process that begins at birth and continues throughout life.  The most crucial time for brain development in a child's life is 0-5 years of age.  A parent is a child's most important teacher.  Research indicates that the more knowledgeable the parent is about child development and education, the more successful the child will tend to be in school.

A community's environment reflects the local school environment.  If we use school and community resources to improve and maintain the community environment, this will maintain and improve the school environment for our student learners.  Our community has many resources. Some of the most valuable physical resources are our school facilities.  We should maximize use of school and community resources to help meet student needs and promote lifelong learning in the School District.  An active learning community helps residents develop a better understanding of the need to support the education process.  This understanding benefits all students.

These are the concepts behind our community education program, serving infants to senior citizens.  Many of our programs are supported by a combination of state aid, tuition, grants and fees.  We are maximizing our resources to deliver an enhanced education program to students of all ages.