It is an incredible honor to be chosen to lead the Oconomowoc Area School District. The OASD is regarded around the state as a high achieving district with progressive instructional practices and excellent faculty and staff. I have found Oconomowoc to be a supportive community that values its schools. It is a community that is proud of its schools and its children, that has high expectations for academic growth and instructional improvement, is supportive of the arts and co-curricular activities, and has a strong desire to move to even higher levels in every area.
We just posted our 2013-14 Annual Report to the website. The long list of accolades and successes within those pages is a celebration of the strength of our faculty, staff, building leadership, and the students in our schools. It also reflects the support and thoughtful planning of our school board. Most importantly, it reflects the strong support for the OASD by our parents and greater Oconomowoc community. Strong schools and healthy, vibrant communities are closely linked. As such, our quality schools are very much a product of our community.
This past year was a busy one in the OASD. We continued our work to personalize learning for every child every day through our implementation of Universal Design for Learning. We developed a strategic plan that will chart our course over the next three years in the District. We built a framework for continuous improvement that will be implemented district-wide in conjunction with our strategic plan to monitor progress toward our desired outcomes and improve processes across all departments. And we completed the final work on the Athletic Fields Forever project with the construction of the new football field and track at Rux Stadium, the new soccer stadium, and new baseball field. All of this was done with a continued focus on strong fiscal management and wise stewardship of the community’s resources.
It is our vision for the Oconomowoc Area School District to become an unrivaled learning community, seeking wisdom, honoring the past, and shaping the future. We look forward to continuing to work together during the 2014-15 school year to help make that vision a reality for our students and our community.
Roger J. Rindo, Ed.D.