Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!
September offers a new beginning for all of us. This year marks a
particularly noteworthy beginning for me as I join the City School
District of Albany as your superintendent. I am thrilled to be here!
We have so many great things happening in our schools
of which to be proud, ranging from quality early childhood programs for
our youngest learners to the steady increase in our high school
graduation rate. We also can be
proud of the academic choices we offer from magnet elementary schools to
college- and career-prep programs like AVID in middle school and
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate offerings at Albany
Throughout our school district, we have a shared focus
on raising achievement for all as we are collectively and
collaboratively work on behalf of our entire community.
Yes, we have our challenges; however, confronting and
overcoming our challenges will require a collective will, which always
believes in the possibility of each and every child we serve. All of us
– educators, families and community members – play an important,
critical part in the success of our students.
We have amazing staff in all roles, in all buildings
dedicated to all of our students and our district. We have outstanding
community partners committed to the same goals. Most importantly, we
have exceptional students and families striving for the best for
themselves and our entire community.
All the pieces are here. We are now charged to move
forward in a positive, collaborative manner to join these pieces
Together, we will help our children receive a quality
education. Together, we will teach our children to embrace, own and be
empowered by their learning. Together, we will guide our children to be
productive, successful citizens in school and in life.
I look forward to working
alongside you on behalf of all our students. Have a great school year!
Yours in education,
Kaweeda G. Adams
Superintendent of Schools