When a Rigorous, Academic Foundation Collides with Powerful, Robust Innovation

The following is a message from St. Vrain Valley School District's superintendent Dr. Don Haddad and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service.

Dr. Don Haddad, SVVSD Superintendent (Photo by the Longmont Observer)

As our students today are entering a complex, highly competitive workforce, unlike anything previous generations have experienced, it is essential that we provide them with the knowledge, skill, ingenuity, confidence, and capacity to advance and compete on a global scale. Toward this end, St. Vrain Valley Schools has transformed and advanced our education system to one which is characterized by extremely rigorous academics, including among the highest graduation requirements in the state, region, and nation, as well as a strategic, by design systemic approach to ensuring our students are engaged in complex problem solving, creative thinking, innovation, teamwork, and other critically important, essential skills.  As our world is changing and accelerating at exponential rates due to unprecedented technological developments, it is imperative that we as an education system, continue to advance accordingly. 

Our forward thinking approach of  providing a strong academic foundation, bolstered significantly with robust innovation, will provide our students the quality of education that ensures a strong competitive advantage, one which will open doors to numerous, incredible opportunities across our globe.

As always, we deeply appreciate our partnerships as we continue to advance student achievement and success.

Don Haddad, Ed.D.
Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley Schools

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