Schools full of opportunities
Elyria Schools is an amazing place, attended and staffed by amazing people.
From the sheer ingenuity, exuberance and brilliance of our students to the perseverance, devotion and compassion of our staff.
I’m fortunate as the superintendent to have a bird’s eye view of it all, from preschool to high school.
As I reflect on last school year and think ahead of what’s to come, I feel energized and incredibly proud.
The district is well on its way to the completion of five new schools in the community — facilities that will be progressive and fully equipped for modern educational needs.
The curriculum in our schools is thoughtful and rigorous, taught by highly trained education professionals who care deeply about the students they serve.
Our students are expressive and imaginative and highly astute with technology. They define the “maker” movement by fully immersing themselves in the district’s expansive and outside-the-box offerings, such as programming, robotics, hands-on labs and so much more.
In an announcement this summer, The Stocker Foundation committed $1.35 million over three years to furthering literacy and STEAM education in Elyria Schools. Elyria Schools is well on its way to becoming the premier STEAM district regionally and abroad.
Our students in the Elyria Schools have unparalleled opportunities in classrooms and in programs such as sports, theater and the arts, all of which serve to build character and strengthen minds and bodies in critical years of development.
The district has a strong tradition of introducing students to social and civic clubs that link them to their community, which is of course possible only through long-lasting partnerships with area leaders.
Elyria Schools has much to celebrate and much to give.
I’m honored to serve as superintendent of Elyria Schools, where I have the pleasure and privilege of working alongside hundreds of exemplary teachers and staff, and thousands of young students and their families.
I’m looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year.