During his tenure, the school opened the Hani Aram Success Center, developed the first strategic plan for the district and formed the Tri-City Education Alliance with Hastings and Grand Island school systems.
Upon his retirement, Edwards plans to return to Georgia with his wife, Janine, to be near his two children and grandchildren.
“It is the first time in my life that I have a blank canvas. I can do anything I want to do, go anywhere I want to go.”
The Hani Aram Success Center opens at Kearney Public Schools
Eighty-seven non-traditional students in grades six through twelve started school this fall at the Kosovo District’s Hani Aram Success Center.
The specialty school focuses on improving educational opportunities with specific targeted support for KPS students in grades 6-12. Students work with faculty and use computer-aided instructions to master the skills necessary to meet academic standards. The district intends to offer several flexible alternative educational programs, remedial support, support for suspended students, a 6-12 virtual academy and tutoring.
“At the Hani Aram Center for Success, we serve our middle and high schools and give them an unconventional learning experience. One of the things we are proud of is that we meet our students where they are, and help them get to where they want to be. This is one of the key principles,” said Principal Jason Owens. which we orient ourselves here.” “Every child comes here in different places both educationally and socially/emotionally, we meet them at that point and help them make a plan to help them get to where they want to be and where they want to go.”