Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the North Ridgeville City School District as Superintendent.
Last year, this community underwent an enormous amount of physical and organizational change as the district saw the opening of the North Ridgeville Academic Center and the completion of the athletic complex. The staff and students were reorganized during this transition with the aim of focusing on creating student-focused learning environments and to allow more staff opportunities to collaborate around increasing student achievement. The reorganization also resulted in the creation of our STEM school, Ranger High-Tech Academy (RHTA). The RHTA established an environment focused on project-based learning in the only public ODE STEM school in Lorain County.
During my transition, I have been impressed with the extraordinary commitment, flexibility, and pride that staff, students, parents, and community members have shown in all that they have accomplished thus far. What I have found most energizing, however, is the passion stakeholders have expressed in continuing to engage in the difficult and incremental work that comes with continuous improvement. People are proud of their recent accomplishments, but they are nowhere near satisfied. It is great to pause and celebrate successes, but there is so much exciting work left to do, and I am enthusiastic to partner with all stakeholders to engage in this good work.
This is a thrilling time to be part of the North Ridgeville City Schools. We are on our way to creating the schools this growing and vibrant city needs and deserves. Family involvement and the support of the entire community plays a large role in helping the district achieve its goals.
On behalf of the Board of Education, our students, teachers, staff, and administrative team, thank you for your continued interest and support of the North Ridgeville City Schools. We are Ranger STRONG!