It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction. As a resident of Voorheesville and parent of four children that attend the district, the opportunity to contribute to a community that I am deeply vested in is immeasurable.
Education is the key to the future and the guiding force to a strong community, as evident in Voorheesville. As an educational leader, it is my goal to advocate for the students while balancing the needs of the district and community. This was a lesson I first learned as a new teacher in the late 90’s. I began my teaching career as a music teacher in a small rural k-12 school district at the edge of the New York/Vermont border. After a few years in the district, I found a new home at the Lansingburgh Middle School. The majority of my educational career has been at Lansingburgh School District where I had the opportunity to teach and lead in a wide variety of capacities, prior to becoming the Superintendent of Duanesburg Central Schools. Through the different experiences and opportunities that have been given to me, I have learned one everlasting lesson: every decision, choice, and action is for the betterment of the students that I serve.
In my role, I will uphold the district mission to provide each student with a strong foundation of knowledge and experiences to prepare them to be a productive citizen and to value life-long learning. Over the coming months, my goal is to listen and learn which will allow me to gain a full understanding of who we are, what we are doing to cause student learning, and what factors are impacting our school community.
The district and community share a symbiotic relationship and I want to strengthen this partnership to its fullest potential. We cannot provide for our present and future students if we do not have clear two-way communication. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me either to say hello or to have a conversation regarding topics in the district. I can help point you in the correct direction for further information or you will help me better understand our school community.
I look forward to working with you all.