Upper Scioto Valley Community:
Thank you for allowing me the privilege to have served the USV school district the past five years as your school superintendent. The time spent has been time well spent in meeting many new people who are definitely "the salt of the earth", and care about the well-being of our children.
The community has rallied around the school, and has demonstrated support for the students, staff, administration, and board of education, to improve USV's status and standing among all other Ohio schools. We've demonstrated academic improvement, have put ourselves in a positive financial position, and the district can now look for sustained improvement with a solid administrative team in place.
With having my roots in a rural community, I can't help but emphasize how the rural and small town mentality can help launch children to having success in life, due to our support and expectations of doing well in work or in higher education. Failure is not an option.
Continue your journey, and thanks again for letting me be part of your children's lives.