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Letter from the Superintendent


 Oak Park School District
Letter from the Superintendent

13900 Granzon St. Oak Park, MI 48237 | 248.336.7700 | Fax: 248.336.7738

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Oak Park School District Family:

It is my pleasure to officially welcome you to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. My appointment by the Board of Education to serve as Superintendent for Oak Park Schools is truly a privilege and honor.  I especially want to thank Mr. Trompeter, Interim Superintendent and Ms. Ostrolencki, Executive Director of Business and Finance, for all of their support during my transition.

While visiting our schools and programs this week, it was evident that we have much to be excited about as we begin another wonderful school year. The rich culture of our community, commitment to student growth and emphasis on athletics and the arts are just a handful of the many Oak Park advantages. Our comprehensive educational and enrichment programs allow us to distinctively meet the needs of all learners in Oak Park.

In addition to a vast array of educational programs and opportunities, it is the level of dedication and community involvement that attracted me to Oak Park Schools. During my transition to the district this week, my impression during the interview process was validated as faculty, administrators, parents, students and community stakeholders have been extremely welcoming and beam with pride as they showcase schools, classrooms, and programs.

We will build on the work that has already been established and develop a collective vision for our future success. In order to do so, in the coming weeks, I will begin a listening tour that includes meeting with the Board members, central office and building administrators, association leadership, teachers and staff, and parents and the community. In education, we always have great and honorable work ahead and the input of all stakeholders is vital in our continued success.

This a very exciting time for OPS! The enthusiasm and energy of our students, staff, parents, and community provide endless possibilities for our future. Once again, welcome back! Let’s work together to make this an amazing school year!


Warmly,

 

Jamii J. Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Oak Park Schools

j
hitchc@oakparkschools.org