A Farewell To The Lynwood Unified Community
Lynwood Unified School District
Dear Lynwood Unified Community,
In my last message as Superintendent of the this remarkable school system, I’d like to reflect fondly on my experiences in Lynwood over the past few years and express my deep gratitude and appreciation for our Board of Education, staff, parents, students and community.
I joined Lynwood Unified in 2010, and since that time, the District has experienced much change and overcome many challenges. Student achievement at our schools is at an all-time high and we are constantly working to improve educational opportunities for our students so they’re better prepared for success in college and career. We’ve managed to do this despite the financial hardships presented by the state budget over the last few years.
The community’s support of Measure K is also ensuring that our students have access to safe, comfortable and quality learning facilities. Exciting new construction projects are already in the works this summer.
This month, I was honored to share many proud moments with our Class of 2013 high school graduates, and our students who are moving to the next stepping stones in their educational journey. In our work to provide them with a solid foundation for a successful future, we’re seeing more graduates than ever, with our numbers exceeding County averages.
Our team, with the support of our visionary Board of Education and dedicated staff and parents, has worked hard to implement Lynwood Unified’s strategic plan that is raising expectations for all our students and providing them with a rigorous and engaging curriculum.
I know we will continue experiencing great success under the leadership of Lynwood Unified’s new Superintendent Paul Gothold, who has been involved in all facets of our educational system as Deputy Superintendent for the last three years. Mr. Gothold has a 21-year career in public education and has the experience, passion and solid leadership skills to continue to propel this District forward. It will be a seamless transition as he begins in his new post July 1.
To our outstanding teachers, administrators and support staff who come to work each day with the commitment to improving the educational opportunities for our students, thank you! I would also like to extend my gratitude to our parents and community partners who understand their very important role in the education of our students. I am also grateful for our students, who inspire us to fulfill our mission every day. Finally, thank you to our Board of Education, for their confidence and support.
I will look back fondly on the memories and friendships we’ve created here. I wish you all the very best in the future.