8/26/2015 - Superintendent's Welcome Message

Superintendent's Welcome Message

It is with much pride and excitement that I welcome you to the 2015-16 school year. My first weeks have been filled with conversations with many school and community leaders, visits to the schools, and learning all I can about our wonderful school system. From the start, I was impressed by the engagement and commitment of this community to the education and well-being of its children and the dedication and passion of its school employees. The more I discover, the more proud I am to be a part of this community.

Mansfield is a district with a long history of innovation and excellence. Our schools intentionally educate the whole child in the academics, the arts, and the responsibilities of citizenship. School employees challenge themselves to continuously learn and grow and the community demonstrates a collaborative spirit which brings all of its people together.

I look forward to building on this strong foundation. In the coming weeks I will continue to gather much information and meet with more school and community members. Then, working with the Board of Education and our administrative team, we will set our path into the future. Our children are facing a world that is growing ever smaller and changing in ways that are beyond our experiences. We need to be sure our schools are preparing children for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. This will become the focus of our work and I look forward to embarking on it with all the members of the Mansfield community.

I wish you a wonderful school year and look forward to meeting you soon.

Kelly M. Lyman
Superintendent of Schools