I am excited to lead the Teays Valley Local School District as the sixth school superintendent in the history of the Teays Valley. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work under three of our past Superintendents: Ron Thornton, Jeff Sheets and Robin Halley. I’m thankful for their leadership, their guidance and most importantly their dedication to the Teays Valley School community. Our school district is better because of their work!
LEAD - SERVE - LOVE
These are the words I have challenged our Teays Valley staff to live out each day in our school district as they work with our students and interact with each other. I believe we are all LEADERS. I want our staff to be a ‘dealer of hope’ for all kids, knowing that all kids need someone to encourage and support them. SERVE - as a district, we are asking our staff to do whatever is needed for the school, for our students and for each other. We want to meet students where they are and remove obstacles so they can experience success. LOVE - I believe we all need love. Our focus will be on building relationships and taking care of one another. It’s about kindness. Kids want love, kids need love and the adults in our buildings also need love. Let’s commit to taking care of one another!
I am so proud of our Teays Valley staff members. The past two school years with COVID have brought on challenges the school system has never seen before. Whether teaching online, hybrid or in-person, our staff has been outstanding and always willing to do what is best for kids. The teaching profession is hard in non-pandemic years; it is even more challenging educating students in class, at home or online. I commend each one of our staff members for their effort and dedication to our students and to our school system.
I look forward to a great school year. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.