Reading Education Community:
It is an honor to have been chosen by the Board of Education to serve the Reading Community City Schools as Superintendent. The district and community reputation as a tight-knit, supportive, and caring environment for students and each other has been on full display during this transition period. I cannot be more excited to engage with all members of the Reading community as we move forward together.
It is a challenging time for our community, region, state, country, and as a global society. The pandemic has disrupted many aspects of normal life, creating hardships for many and difficult circumstances that we must work hard to overcome. As a school district, we are committed to being a part of the solution for our students and families, as well as our community. We are looking forward to being collaborative partners in the months and years to come.
The health and safety of our students and staff are of the utmost importance as we look ahead at returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year. We expect state guidelines for reopening soon. In the meantime, district leaders in Hamilton County have been collaboratively working to identify key considerations for districts to address in the areas of instruction, operations, policy, finance, and technology. We anticipate having significant local control as we prepare for bringing students back into our building; however, the collective efforts throughout the region will be critical to returning to school successfully.
We are currently awaiting the final guidance from the state and local health departments for safe operations. We will be finalizing our return to school plan to meet these guidelines throughout the summer. I am confident that our staff will rise to meet the challenges ahead of us and look forward to being able to welcome students back to Reading Community City Schools safely.
I have seen from a distance this spring how our staff and community have come together to support each other during circumstances that none of us have experienced in our lifetime. It has made me very proud and excited to become a Blue Devil.
I welcome your thoughts, feedback, and questions, and I am looking forward to the future ahead for Reading Community City Schools. Feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 842-5109.
Stay safe and healthy!
Reading Community City Schools