Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message for 2019-2020 School Year
Be A Champion

Grove Public Schools Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members

  •           I am grateful and honored to be your Superintendent. We have much to be proud of here at Grove Public Schools. I realize that quality public education happens when students, parents, staff and the community work together to create learning environments where everyone thrives. With this new school year we are creating a long range strategic plan. During the process, we will collect survey data from students, parents, and community members. The data will serve us well as we create a vision of what our district will look like moving forward. It is very exciting to be a part of the Grove Public Schools' journey toward increased student achievement and educational excellence.

    I have been a part of Grove Public Schools as a teacher, a coach, a building administrator, and now superintendent for 26 years. And, over those 26 years, I have determined that public education is the great equalizer for all of our children. Hard work, perseverance, and grit are qualities that enrich our lives well beyond school. Grove is known for excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and the positive relationships that exist among staff, students, Board members, and the families within our community.

    My mission as your Superintendent is my passion. Being an educational leader is what I do. We all desire the same things. We want to be champions for all things educational. We want Grove Public Schools to be recognized as a leader in public education. We want our students to be challenged daily in a safe and nurturing environment. We want the environment to be abundant in community, rich in rigor, and to provide students with the skills and attributes needed to pursue the opportunities of their choice after high school graduation.

    Again, it is an honor to serve as your Superintendent. If you have any questions or comments about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I encourage you to visit our website often for upcoming events and information.


Yours in education,

Pat Dodson

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