June 16, 2020 Dear Batavia Blue Devils Community, I would have never thought that when I started my educational career that I would experience a global pandemic. It is even harder to imagine that anybody could have predicted that at the start of the 2019-20 school year it would end in a historic manner. When I arrived in January of 2020 as your Superintendent, what I witnessed immediately was an amazing and talented school staff and district community that focused on kids and each other. A couple of months later, in March, we were asked to change “school” as we knew it and move to a distance learning model as a response to a global health crisis. Although not an ideal request for anyone, I am proud to say that we did shift our work in a matter of a weekend and we did it to the best of our ability while also doing no harm to our kids and community.