Superintendent of Schools
Ashtabula Area City School District
Phone: (440) 992-1202
Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year. There is little that is more exciting than seeing and feeling all of the energy of the beginning of a new school year. This year will again be especially exciting at AACS as we build on the substantial changes made last school year that we believe will continue to improve the health, well-being, and readiness to learn for all of our students. We are still in the process of bringing some unprecedented changes that will be both exciting and game-changers for many of our students, so stay tuned!
We enter the year with a wave of positive expectations. We are anticipating substantial gains on the school report card when it rolls out in the next several weeks, we are making safety improvements to the already safest schools in the county, we are forging ahead with programming at the Dragon Empowerment Center to better serve the whole child, we are improving communication throughout the school community with a soon-to-be-announced new app, and perhaps most importantly we are maintaining the laser-like focus on academic achievement for all students. All of this has me truly excited for many good outcomes ahead.
My mission as your Superintendent is to promote academic excellence and enhance the safety, health, intellectual, and social-emotional growth of the whole child for every student every day. It is critical to every student’s success that we work together as a team – parents, teachers, and administrators. Please take the opportunities as they present themselves to get involved and join the team and be a part of the exciting changes as we continue to transform our schools into the destination schools of Ashtabula County.
My commitment to you is to lead by example and with integrity. My actions will match my beliefs and I will be trustworthy, open, honest, and sincere in my efforts to make AACS the best, safest, and most welcoming it can be.
It is my sincere wish and prayer that your child has the best year at school that they have ever had. It is our commitment to work together to make that happen.