District Transition & Path Moving Forward

District Transition & Path Moving Forward
Posted on 01/08/2020
This is the image for the news article titled District Transition & Path Moving ForwardJanuary 8, 2020

Dear Verona Area School District Families and Community,

I recently notified the Board of Education of my retirement effective June 30, 2021.

Serving your children and the community of VASD as superintendent has been an honor and a privilege. I have worked alongside some of the best educators there are and have come to know our incredible students. Our staff and students continue to amaze and inspire me. By the time of my retirement, I will have served as your superintendent for 16 years. By the time of my retirement, I will have shaken the hand of over 6,000 VAHS graduates. Some of those early graduates now have children of their own in VASD. Few superintendents get to experience that.

I am providing this advance notice so that the Board may have ample time to engage staff, students, families, and the community in a thoughtful and managed transition to your new superintendent. I know this Board will make the search process for your new superintendent an inclusive process. You can expect a communication from the Board providing detail about that process and timeline very soon.

June 30, 2021 is nearly 18 months away. We have a LOT of work to do between now and then. This summer will be the busiest summer in VASD history as we move into the new high school; complete renovations at many of our other schools and of course, move six schools. I will remain as committed to the children, staff, families and community of VASD through the very last minute as I was on July 1, 2005, my first day as your superintendent.

Thank you for the opportunity to be your superintendent. That has been the highest honor and privilege of my professional career. Best wishes to all of you for a joyful 2020.

Kind regards

Dean Gorrell - Superintendent

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