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Superintendent's Message

Greetings to the Entire Jefferson Township Educational Community,
It is my great privilege and honor to serve you and your students through this district. We have come through many hurdles over the years and have risen to meet each one head on. We will continue to meet each challenge as we push our way back toward academic excellence. My staff and I are focused on providing rigorous core instruction for all learners. We know that all students are capable of achieving excellence and are grateful for an opportunity in helping them on their journey. 
Our district has initiated several upgrades this year that will be the perfect opportunity for us to start the year off stronger than ever. Aside from building upgrades, we've had several technology upgrades, curriculum changes, updates to policies, and stronger professional development for staff. These initiatives have strengthened our trajectory toward excellence and closing the academic performance gap. 
I believe with open communication and stakeholder partnerships our mission toward academic excellence will be unstoppable. There are a lot of great things happening in Jefferson Township Local Schools. I look forward to sharing more information with you through our website and the quarterly e-newsletters from the Board of Education. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to submit that information through the forms on the district's main page. The best is yet to come!
Dr. Richard Gates, Ph.D., Superintendent