Superintendent News

  • September Message: The power of story

    Children need to know that their stories have value, just as they themselves are innately and immeasurably valuable.

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  • June Message: Embracing and Celebrating Diversity

    Our single greatest asset is the diversity of our student body; when our children join us each day, they bring the world directly to our doorstep, enriching our classrooms and offering an array of perspectives that contribute to every student’s learning.

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  • March Message: Giving a boost

    As educators, we now know that to offer that sameness in opportunity, we must embrace the differences in our students and give that all-important boost to those students in need.

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  • December Message: Thank you for supporting Measure GG

    With your vote for Measure GG, you told our children that they matter — a message that will resonate for decades to come in our community, first in our bright and modern classrooms and ultimately through student voices as they step forward to take their places in the world.

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  • September Message: Welcome back to a new school year!

    This year, we consulted the real experts — the children themselves — to learn what behaviors they especially appreciate from their teachers. No two answers were the same, but there is one message we heard loudly and clearly in every child’s statement: when it comes to working with children, every interaction matters.

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  • June Message: Sophisticated World Citizens

    I will always advocate for our children, yet I know that the greatest gift we can offer them is the ability to advocate for themselves — to shape their own futures in a world of their own design.

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  • March Message: Measures of a quality school

    A quality school is one that not only successfully supports all students with the traditional subjects but also nurtures the whole child and instills all of the traits necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.

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  • December Message: Student Leadership

    Our district motto, “learn today, lead tomorrow,” reflects our belief that today’s students will be ready to lead as they grow into adulthood. The phrase is true — our children have vast potential, and they are certainly learning during their school days; however, they are not waiting until tomorrow to put their leadership skills to work!

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  • September Message: The Year Ahead

    We are preparing for a great school year and are honored to be serving your family.

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  • June Message: Cultural Proficiency

    There are countless benefits to becoming a culturally proficient learning community and paramount to this we believe that every student gains a stronger education when differences are respected and embraced.

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  • March Message: Civility

    Civility creates a safe environment in which the most impassioned debates can occur, leading to deeper understanding and tolerance even when disagreement lingers. Civility builds relationships, and relationships can lead us to solutions that we could never reach in isolation.

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  • Special Message: District adopts sanctuary schools resolution

    We pledge not only to protect personal information but to do our best to ensure that all children and families in our district are treated with respect, dignity and given every opportunity to achieve.

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  • January Message: Growth Mindset

    Here in the Sunnyvale School District, we are helping students to establish a growth mindset — the belief that they can succeed, even increase their intelligence and expand their talents, through hard work and perseverance.

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  • Special Message: Thank you for supporting Measure BB

    On behalf of our 6,800 students, 700 dedicated employees, and Board of Education, I want to thank you for your continued support of our teachers, staff, and the work taking place in our schools every day

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  • December Message: Inclusivity

    We know that education is our society’s great equalizer; it is our responsibility and our honor to provide quality educational services that meet the needs of all of our students.

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  • September Message: Igniting a love for learning

    I am so pleased to welcome you back to school for what promises to be another exciting year of learning for both students and teachers.

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  • June Message: Summer Learning

    Any type of summer learning can complement the wonderful progress your children have made in the classroom this year!

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  • May Message: Our strategic integration of technology

    Research tells us that the strategic use of technology in the classroom adds enormous value to the learning process. But to realize its benefits, it is imperative that we thoughtfully and intentionally integrate it into instructional plans designed to support specific learning objectives.

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  • March Message: Bridging the Opportunity Gap

    By ensuring we have the resources we need to help our students thrive, our partners and neighbors empower our children to traverse that opportunity gap that plagues so many communities.

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  • January Message: Embracing our Students' Individuality

    Our job as educators is to connect with our children — to identify the best way to draw out the unique potential that lies within each so they experience learning in a way that excites them and inspires them to seek education throughout their lives.

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