The Superintendent, located at Central Office, oversees the efficient and effective operation of the entire school district. The Superintendent acts as the chief administrator and is responsible for the management and administration of all public schools in Colchester. The Office of the Superintendent ensures the district remains in compliance with Board of Education policies, directives, as well as state and federal law.
I am incredibly honored and excited to be Superintendent of the Colchester School District; where our focus truly is every child, every school, every day.
From starting with the district in 1998 as a substitute teacher, to most recently serving as the principal of CHS, I have been consistently committed to the education and growth of the children in our community. As an educator, I believe the overarching goal of a preK-12 district is to develop students that are equally prepared for life, college, and work. In order to achieve this goal we need to assure that each and every student is entitled to an educational experience that is embedded with rigor, relevance, and built upon meaningful relationships.
My mission as your Superintendent is to be both visible and accessible to students, families, and faculty. I will stay involved at a classroom level so I can continue to have significant connections and relationships with our school community. Having a direct impact in shaping a child’s future has always been my guiding force and motivation to strive for excellence in our schools. A consistent presence in each school will also increase my first hand knowledge of the district’s strengths and areas of focus.
We are currently focused on implementing effective rigorous instruction, providing strong student support services, and creating a cohesive district that is united across all schools and facilities. We are committed to improving levels of service and efficiency while being strong stewards of our fiscal resources. By using carefully planned strategies and focused implementations, the district will be prepared to anticipate and manage the wide range of educational changes that will emerge.
The district culture I am aiming to develop is one of continuous improvement; where every child is supported to reach their full potential. We will work to define our approach and inspire our employees to establish strong relationships with each student. You cannot make a student’s educational experience rigorous or relevant if you don’t know who they are. In essence, you can’t teach kids you don’t know!
Our top priority is providing an equitable and safe learning environment for all students, encouraging them to achieve academic excellence. I invite you to have an open dialog with your students about what they are learning, to volunteer in our schools, to attend parent informational nights, and to stay connected by reading the Spotlight and school newsletters. Don't underestimate the importance of your time, interest, and participation in your student's education - even if they don't always acknowledge it! Your children will value it and thank you in the future.
I wish your family a wonderful school year.
Superintendent of Schools
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