Dear Ashland School District Staff and Community,
I am honored and excited to serve as your superintendent and to be part of the Ashland community in providing equity and excellence for all students. I believe all students can learn and thrive in a safe, caring and inclusive environment where schools partner with the community for a whole child approach. Ashland embodies this whole child philosophy with a vibrant and engaged community, which supports our talented students and educators.
Since my appointment, I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet staff, students, families and community partners. It is evident that we, in Ashland, are committed to our vision of “Inspiring learning for life.”
As we embark on this journey together, I aim to authentically engage all stakeholders in order to build strong relationships and collaboration between schools, families and the community in supporting educational outcomes for all students.
I look forward to continuing to get to know students, staff, family and community members and supporting our exceptional educators in order to meet our core mission: “Empowering students to be lifelong learners, responsible citizens and stewards of the world.”
Ashland Public Schools
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Erika Bare, Ashland High School Principal
Steve Retzlaff, Ashland Middle School Principal
Christine McCollom, Bellview Elementary Principal
Michelle Cuddeback, Helman Elementary Principal
Rebecca Gyarmathy, John Muir Principal
Tiffany Burns, Walker Elementary Principal
Debra Schaeffer-Pew, Willow Wind CLC Principal
Samuel Bogdanove, Director of Student Services