Message from New Superintendent
I am honored to serve as your next Superintendent. I want to thank the School Board for their time and dedication during the selection process. Their professionalism, thoughtfulness, and most importantly - their genuine concern for the students and the community, is impressive. I am honored to partner with them as we create Pathways to Excellence for our system but, most importantly, our students.
My responsibility is to support the work of the faculty and staff. It is through their efforts that we will achieve our vision of reaching beyond a “better” school division to one which promotes a culture of “excellence.”
Following my arrival in June, we will collectively expand upon the notion of Pathways to Excellence. From my perspective, excellence means that we build upon our successes to create a system which fosters a student-centered continuous improvement model that meets the academic, athletic, artistic, and vocational needs of all our students. In so doing, we will guide, inspire, celebrate, and teach our students as we equip them to tackle the challenges of a global society.
Above all else, our efforts should focus on our students and the community. If we align our activities to this, we will succeed. I value the foundation which has been built in the system; and with our collective dedication, we will continue to make progress. I value passion for our students’ welfare, hard work, family, loyalty and integrity – and promise to be supportive of actions which align to these notions. I promise to exhibit these same characteristics while executing my part in moving our system forward. In these efforts, we will partner with the School Board, County and Town officials, faculty, staff, parents, and our many stakeholders.
Upon my arrival, I will listen, learn, and gather information. Please share your thoughts, aspirations, and ideas. I look forward to our partnership as we create Pathways to Excellence and am excited to begin our work together. Thank you for all you do for our students and the community! I look forward to meeting each one of you.
Scott A. Burckbuchler, Ph.D. (Dr.B/Scott)
February 11, 2013
Essex High School Renovation Updates!
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In an environment conducive to learning, we will educate all students to be literate problem solvers; reflective thinkers; and self-directed, healthy and productive citizens.
1. Ensuring full accreditation for schools
2. Improving academic achievement for all students while closing achievement gaps among subgroups
3. Improving safety for all, increasing student attendance, and providing a strong disciplined environment
4. Supporting timely communication to all stakeholders
5. Building 21st Century technology for students, staff and parents