Dear Somerville Community,
I am incredibly excited to be joining the Somerville community! Thank you for the opportunity to serve your community as Superintendent of Schools. I appreciate the support and the warm welcome I have received throughout my exploration of this wonderful city in preparation for today (July 6, 2015), the first day of what I anticipate will be a truly rewarding new personal and professional experience for me.
No one knows better than members of this community that Somerville is an exceptional place. It is a community that looks to the future with hope and enthusiasm, while valuing the past and maintaining a strong hold on the special traditions that are part of the fabric of this city. It is this outlook and more that make Somerville such a desirable place to live and to work with our young people as they prepare to become our future leaders.
I look forward to building on the great work that Somerville has done in creating an enriching learning environment for Somerville youth, and to further strengthening the partnerships that help prepare our youth to be successful in a globally connected world. I am eager to work with all of you in this endeavor, recognizing that our schools are exceptional teaching and learning communities because of the community's collective commitment to making them so.
Thank you in advance for your continued support in this important work. I look forward to meeting our students, families, educators, and staff over the next several months. I feel truly honored to be the Superintendent of Schools in Somerville and to build on the strong foundation Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi has created over the past decade.
There is no greater work than what we do to serve our students every hour of every day. Please let me know how we are doing and how we might be able to better serve the needs of our students.