Superintendent’s Update – August 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success. 

As we welcome our largest student body in district history, approximately 32,000 students, St. Vrain Valley Schools has many historic achievements to celebrate. Last year, we not only had the highest SAT scores in district history, but also bettered all previous district records in academic growth percentiles, student engagement, concurrent enrollment credits and much more. The strength of our schools is not only a testament to our highly-engaged students and outstanding teachers and staff, but also to a community who is deeply committed to the strength and success of our entire educational system.

This fall, I will be hosting a series of community discussions focused on the success of St. Vrain Valley Schools and national trends in education. I hope that you will join me in conversation about our commitment to give our students a competitive advantage that will empower their success in a complex, globalized economy. 

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue serving our community and your partnership in advancing excellence for our students, teachers, staff and schools. If you have any questions as the new academic year begins, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 303-682-7205.


Don Haddad, Ed.D.
Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley Schools

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