Message From Dr. Wyndham
What a unique few months we have had! As my tenure as superintendent begins, I am thankful for many things – teachers who quickly pivoted to an online learning environment, food service staff who served our families during our closure, parents who had to take on the role of teacher with no advance warning, and others who jumped in to help Avon students. I am also grateful to all who have contributed to plans for school reopening on Wednesday, July 29th.
As we prepare to reopen schools, supporting the health and safety of our students and staff will be crucial as there are other exciting opportunities ahead this school year. You have probably seen construction projects at several schools that will be completed for the 2021-22 school year as we accommodate growth and create more equitable elementary schools. This fall we will have a Redistricting Committee with parent representatives to help us determine how school boundaries will change once construction is complete and White Oak Elementary becomes a preschool center in July of 2021.
Academic growth is our goal for students. However, we know students cannot grow academically if they do not feel safe and supported. The events of this summer have highlighted the inequities and racial injustice that exist in our society. I know I have much to learn and I am committed to listening and fostering tough conversations as we better understand others’ experiences and perspectives. While we have taken steps to improve, I acknowledge it is not enough and I am committed to our growth as a school district in this area.
I want to hear from you. Please email me at email@example.com to arrange a phone call or individual/small group meetings. I am honored to live and serve in the Avon community and look forward to working together to make 2020-21 a great school year!
Dr. Scott Wyndham, Superintendent