Margaret A. Smith, D.Ed.,
Superintendent of Schools
Welcome to the beginning of a new school year! It is a time to refresh and renew our efforts to prepare Volusia students for their journey to a successful future. We have high expectations for our schools and students and are dedicated to working with our parents and community to help students reach their potential.
Our guiding theme this year is: Volusia County Schools--Beacon of Excellence. We are looking forward to a challenging and successful 2012-2013 school year with a laser focus on student learning and achievement and a strong commitment to continuing professional growth for all teachers, administrators and support staff.
Preparing students for the 21st Century requires change and new and open mindset. In response to increased rigor in curriculum standards and assessments, our school district is undergoing a major restructuring of our instructional practices that will have a positive impact on schools and student learning. In addition, there are many new technology tools available for teachers, students and parents that support teaching and learning.
We are asking our parents and community members to join us in partnering to make a meaningful difference for each and every one of our students. With the support and involvement of all of us, we will have a productive and positive school year.
Yours in education,
Margaret A. Smith, D. Ed.
Volusia County Schools