Dear Centennial Community,
It is truly an honor to serve as Superintendent of the Centennial School District. I grew up in this community, and appreciate its strong traditions, growing opportunities and its increasingly diverse population of students and families.
Our district’s 750 teachers, staff and administrators serve approximately 6,500 students at eleven schools plus four partner schools. Centennial is unique in so many ways, but I believe that what truly distinguishes us is our ongoing dedication to provide our students and our community with the exceptional educational opportunities they deserve.
“Collaborating in Community – Cultivating Equity – Inspiring Excellence” is the new mission that has emerged from our strategic plan known as Destination 2023. Destination 2023 is a five-year plan that will guide our work and keep us focused on four priority areas:
- Student Focused Teaching & Learning
- Community & Partnerships
- Healthy Culture & Environment
- Effective Systems & Programs
Equity is the foundation of this work. It is the idea that each and every learner will receive what he or she needs to thrive in our schools regardless of their circumstances.
Overall, our student achievement, growth and graduation results are strong. We also continue to make strides toward attaining equal results across all groups of students, but we recognize that we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that each and every student succeeds and we are committed to reaching this goal.
As we move forward, our partnerships with our families and the community are a crucial part of our efforts to tap into each student’s potential and support them in reaching the goal of graduating from college and/or being career ready.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey. With your support, this school year will be a successful one.
Dr. Paul E. Coakley
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board Secretary