Dear Folsom Cordova families and community:
It has been an exciting first 10 weeks of the school year, both personally, and professionally. Over Labor Day weekend, my husband, Wayne, and I moved into our new home within the school district and have been so warmly welcomed all throughout our new community. We feel so blessed to be part of such an incredible school district with such a long history of excellence and tradition of success.
One of my greatest joys so far this year has been to visit your children’s schools, meeting and learning from the adults who support them, and seeing first-hand the hard work and dedication our school employees put in every day on behalf of our students. I’m looking forward to my second round of school visits and to continue my observations of teaching and learning, first-hand, throughout the district. I also have relished the opportunity to learn our community and strengthen relationships with our valued partners throughout the civic, business, nonprofit, and faith-based community who support our classrooms through resources, volunteers, and a willingness to help.
Our families and community members would be encouraged to know just how many of our employees dedicate themselves each day to creating strong learning environments focused on collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking - the four C’s of 21st-century learning. Each adult - whether they are an educator, bus driver, food service worker, custodian, instructional aide, or administrator - possesses a passion and ability to help students succeed. As a parent and grandparent myself, it is energizing and inspiring during my visits to classrooms and school grounds to watch our staff work so hard in the service of our students.
There is much success to show for all of this work. Our students continue to rise higher in statewide tests. We have reached agreements with our employees to help attract and retain the very best in the profession. We continue to make progress on our taxpayers’ generous investment into modernizing classrooms and school facilities. These are just the tip of the iceberg: I encourage you to learn more about our everyday successes by signing up for our District newsletter, or following us on Facebook.
As we look ahead, I’m asking my team to take a step back and reflect on our our shared purpose: Folsom Cordova Unified School District is committed to providing excellence in educational programs that carry high expectations for each student's achievement and success.
To get there, we’ll continue to commit to actions I believe will strengthen our ability to stay engaged in the service of all learners:
- Learn something new each day.
- Think of one thing we can do each day to support a team member.
- Identify one daily action we can take to improve the life of a child.
I look forward to continuing on this journey as partners in student success. Thank you for trusting us to help shape the minds of our most precious resource, our children.
Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D.