Superintendent


Dear Parents and Residents,

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the new Superintendent of Brentwood Schools. I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year.

During the summer months, the Board of Education and I have worked to make certain that we are aligned with the District' s mission and goals. Our plan is to ensure that we provide a great educational experience. Our teachers have worked diligently to cultivate a curriculum which supports the development of our students.

We've recently put into place, in grades 6-12, a new resource called Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS). It aims to provide students and their parents 24-7 online access to assessment and academic support services. Also, our teachers began the initial transition to the new NYS Science standards in professional development. Its purpose is to enable Brentwood science teachers in grades K-8 to raise awareness and build capacity to move science education forward. The administrative team and I have worked alongside teachers and staff to foster an environment in which students have access to a balanced academic program.

We've welcomed approximately 50 new teachers to the District. Buildings and classrooms throughout the District are being renovated and we continue to diversify our course offerings by enabling project-based learning as well as provide enrichment and intervention services for our students.

We invest heavily in your child's education and will continue to do so. We also value your input and suggestions. My door is always open should you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to your visits during the school year at parent teacher conferences, athletic events, fundraisers, PTA meetings, and concerts. I wish you all the best for the upcoming school year.

Sincerely,

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Richard Loeschner Superintendent of Schools