∙• Congratulations Class of 2019 •∙
Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Stakeholders,
I am incredibly humbled and excited to be selected as the next superintendent for Davie County Schools. Thank you to the DCS Board of Education for the opportunity to serve and lead this outstanding school system. DCS has a strong reputation for academic success. Reputations develop over a prolonged period and do not just happen. Effective leaders and educators, coupled with a community that supports education, have been the backbone to developing and sustaining academic success.
As your superintendent, I will stand on the shoulders of the exceptional leaders who preceded me and strive to lead DCS to even higher levels of achievement to prepare students to live in an ever-changing world that demands continuous learning and re-learning. There is no doubt that this will be challenging. However, we must be willing to step into the lives of children and make a difference, while continuing to nurture a culture that builds trusting relationships.
Since being selected as the next superintendent, I have spent a lot of time listening and discussing what is next for DCS. Two points became apparent: 1) we are heading in a positive direction and 2) we cannot become complacent in the effort to meet the needs of all children. After much thought and consideration, there will be some reorganization of the district leadership team, and the following personnel assignments will take effect immediately:
• Jinda Haynes, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development
• Jennifer Lynde, Chief Academic Officer
• A district-level Curriculum Specialist position will be advertised.
We will continue to move in a positive direction, building upon the strong tradition of excellence and seeking better ways to engage, equip, and empower students. With less than a month of school left, we all need to make the most of the time remaining and finish the year strong. I look forward to working with each of you and serving as your superintendent!