A Message from Superintendent Ken Richardson

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I must start by communicating how humbled and thankful I am to be the Superintendent of the great David Douglas School District. On behalf of the Board of Education and the outstanding staff of our District, it is my privilege to welcome you to our amazing District. We have a long tradition of academic excellence, coupled with a strong commitment to the success of every student.

Our mission at David Douglas is to provide meaningful, equitable, and highly effective instruction so each student grows and thrives socially, emotionally and academically. Through supportive communities of learners, David Douglas staff fosters the whole child to be a force for positive change in the global society. We are committed to preparing our students for their future by providing high-quality, well-rounded educational programs both in and out of the classroom. While we cannot predict the future, we know it is essential that we support our students to ensure they will Learn Grow and Thrive.

As parents, staff, business partners, support organizations and community members, you are critical partners in the education of our students. We truly believe we are a better District due to your involvement and are committed to partnering with each of you to provide a first class education for our students.

We appreciate and value the trust that parents and the community have placed in our District and staff. We understand the responsibility to ensure high expectations for each student, while recognizing the diverse individual needs required to develop multiple paths to success. We are passionate about developing in each student the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to ensure opportunities and success now and in the future.

We are very proud of our schools and District, but recognize that success requires continuous improvement. One of our core beliefs is that all students have an unlimited capacity to learn and deserve equitable access and opportunity through the support of caring adults. We will never stop believing in our students, and with your help we will continue to improve and ultimately prepare our students for their future.

I look forward to meeting and working with you to ensure our continued growth and student success. Please feel free to contact us at anytime with questions or concerns at david_douglas@ddouglas.k12.or.us

Thank you for your continued support and involvement,


Ken Richardson