Welcome to 2014! First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the School Board for the confidence it is placing in me in leading this outstanding school division. I am excited and humbled by this opportunity.
I have had the good fortune to work in Henrico County in a variety of leadership roles over the last 17 years and I know, firsthand, of the quality and dedication of staff, and especially that of our teachers, toward ensuring that our students receive the best education and care possible. We certainly want to continue that tradition in Henrico and look forward to great things ahead.
We are blessed to reside in a community where there are such high expectations among students, parents, staff, and many other stakeholders regarding the caliber of educational programming that must be available to students. Not only is a strong commitment to educational excellence critical to the success of our students, it is also critical to the success of the Henrico County community as a whole. We intend to live up to those high expectations for all students in our school division, regardless of where they reside, their backgrounds, or individual challenges they may bring to the schoolhouse. Every child deserves to be at their best as a result of their experience with us.
I want to thank our entire staff, my colleagues, for the incredible work that has been displayed during the course of this school year. I feel we have created a very positive momentum that will allow us to move to the next level of excellence.
Again, I am excited about the opportunity and the possibilities that lie ahead.
With warmest regards,
Superintendent of Schools
January 9, 2014