Scott Peacock, Superintendent
Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members:
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I begin serving the Lakewood community as your Superintendent.
When I first saw the job announcement and began researching the school district, one of the first qualities that I noticed was that Lakewood schools are the center of the community. Not only did I learn that this is a geographic reality, but that historically and culturally this community wraps around its schools. That realization aligned with my fundamental belief that public schools are the cultural, social and intellectual center of civic life.
The work that has been done and is currently underway in this district is remarkable. We have only to look at the new Lakewood High School to see evidence of the community’s support. Our schools are advancing a commitment to the social and emotional learning of students through multi-tiered systems of support. We are beginning a multi-year process of enriching science, literacy and math instruction at multiple levels.
The task that lays before me is to build on this work and to support the professional growth and collaboration that such commitments require. Supporting the priorities identified by the community, its school board, the staff and students of Lakewood School District is my first priority. Whether we are advancing a levy, engaging in collective bargaining or building a strategic plan, I commit to convening, listening and to engaging in meaningful conversation about what we want to create together.
I look forward to becoming part of the community. My door is always open to you.
Please see my engagement plan below.