Dear Centerville Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members,
I would like to take this opportunity to say I am honored to have been selected as your next Superintendent. Coming, as I do, from a family of educators, I assure you that I appreciate the unique opportunity and the enormous responsibility that goes with the job. My guiding principle as your Superintendent is based on the belief that every child can and will attain the education and skills necessary to achieve their dreams of a meaningful and bright future. I look forward to working collaboratively with our parents, students, staff and community to continue to make Centerville a wonderful place for our students to learn.
I have had the opportunity to have many diverse roles over my 40 year career, and those experiences have prepared me to lead our school district to meet the high expectations that the community expects and our students deserve. My experiences include being a classroom teacher, reading specialist, principal, executive director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, assistant superintendent, and a consultant to district teams working to improve instructional practices and culture.
It has been my pleasure during the last few weeks to spend some time in the school and community. It is evident that there is a culture that promotes student learning. Our school must continue to be a safe place where students are engaged, challenged to meet the standards necessary for college or a career, and where fun is definitely encouraged. Students must be given opportunities to develop productive and sustaining relationships and to be encouraged to be productive citizens.
I am excited about my work in Centerville. Together we will continue to ensure our students receive the highest quality education possible. If I can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact me at 509-773-4893 or email me.