Dear Walkerville Public School Community,
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter introducing myself as your new WPS Superintendent of Schools.
Some of you may remember that I served as WPS Superintendent from 2000-2004; I am looking forward to rekindling old friendships as well as creating new ones. My wife Susan and I fondly remember the people who we worked with, the community, and of course the students here in Walkerville as she was a teacher at WPS at the same time I worked as Superintendent.
First, let me be clear in stating that it is my vision that Walkerville Public Schools be a place where kids are valued, cared about and nurtured. In summation, Walkerville Public Schools places a huge premium on our students, and here’s how we do it.
1. We care about their safety. The safety of our students is the most important thing on your mind and our mind as well. From the minute we pick up your children on our buses or welcome our “walkers” in the front door of our building, we make sure that each child is physically, emotionally, and mentally safe. You expect and deserve that.
2. We care about their education. We are building Walkerville into an educational institution that will be second to none in this area which will be able to compete with any school in Michigan. We have a dynamic teaching, administrative, and support staff that will make this so. It must also be said that we have a Board of Education that cares very much about making Walkerville the finest school district possible for your child. Every child who enters our doors is expected to go on to further their education or training when they graduate; whether it be college, trade school, or the military. It is our honor and privilege to help them acquire the skills to do so.
3. We care about sustaining our schools. Our Board of Education has made it a mission to make sure that WPS has the resources to deliver the best education now and into the future.
4. We care about you! Whether you are a parent, grandparent, cousin, or neighbor of one or more of our students- if you care about Walkerville Public Schools, we care about what you think. Please know that you are a valued member of our educational community.
Finally, it is an honor and privilege to serve you as your superintendent. I look forward to seeing you at school and in the community. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Thomas M. Langdon
Superintendent, Walkerville Public Schools