Dear Folsom Cordova families and community:
It is with great anticipation and excitement that I welcome you to another successful school year. As Folsom Cordova’s new superintendent, it is a true honor to be joining this remarkable district family.
In my 30-year journey from classroom teacher to becoming your superintendent - as well as my experience raising four children - I know firsthand how every parent has big dreams for their child. As educators, we carry a tremendous responsibility to do everything we can to ensure all children have the tools and support they need to achieve those dreams. I’m proud to be joining Folsom Cordova, a school system with a long and proud tradition of excellence and experience creating personalized pathways to success for every child.
In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to visiting each of our 32 schools and learning from our dedicated teachers and employees. I also am eager to meet with our numerous business, nonprofit, and faith-based partners who invest so much of their time and resources into the success of our students. And above all, I’m excited to become a part of this unique and dynamic community; my husband, Wayne and I are building a house in the district and are thrilled to make this our home.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many groups of teachers and employees in recent weeks, and I’ve asked that we each take a moment to commit to a few things I believe will strengthen our ability to serve all students. You may find inspiration in these actions, as well:
- Learn something new each day. We’re in the business of education, so let’s do what we ask of our kids.
- Think of one thing we can do each day to support a team member. Education is hard work, and we must rely on each other.
- Identify one daily action we can take to improve the life of a child. Some of us work directly with students, others indirectly. But all of us help shape students’ futures.
We kick off this school year like so many others, inspired and energized to help students cross the line of graduation and kickstart successful futures. As we go along, I encourage you to stop and say hello if you see me at your child’s school. Please also don’t hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com if you have questions, concerns, or feedback that you believe would be helpful. I can’t wait to work together to help our students succeed.
Superintendent Sarah Koligian, Ed.D.