Superintendent, Paul Imhoff
My family and I became part of the Upper Arlington family in 2013, and we quickly learned what has drawn people to this special place for so many years. It's more than the tree-lined streets and beautiful parks - it's a deep sense of community pride and cooperation.
While I am proud to be a member of this great community and a parent in this fantastic school district, I am humbled to serve as its superintendent. It is an honor to work with this fine group of educators as they make a positive impact in the lives of our students. I am invigorated by the thoughts of what is yet to come. Over the next few years, we will be laying the groundwork to build upon the district's tradition of excellence and reach even greater levels of achievement and opportunity for all students.
If you have any ideas or questions about our schools, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.
I’ve always heard that hindsight is 20/20, but I didn’t realize how true that would be when it comes to crafting a vision statement.
During our recent strategic planning process one of our tasks was to create a vision statement for our schools. We went through dozens of drafts over the course of several weeks. Each draft was good, but somehow none of them felt just right. Finally, one of volunteers said, “Let’s think about what we want for our students. We want them to be successful leaders who know the importance of contributing to their community.” That was it. The light went on and shortly thereafter we were all agreed:
As I visit schools, it’s hard to believe the vision statement wasn’t obvious to us from the start. Everywhere I look, I see educators hard at work personalizing instruction so that our students will be prepared to serve, lead and succeed. Please indulge a proud superintendent as I share just a small sampling of recent examples:
Students at Barrington Elementary School collected winter coats and food for local families in need.
Students at Greensview Elementary School make monthly visits to Arlington Court Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
Students at Tremont Elementary School are engaged in a year-long project to fight hunger in our community. This photo shows a school-wide effort during the holiday season.
Fifth grade classes at Wickliffe Progressive School led a toy and book donation drive for the Heart to Heart Food Pantry in December.
Students and parents at Windermere Elementary School have Meals of Wheels route that serves senior citizens in the school’s attendance area. During the holiday season, families went further by “adopting” a senior and providing him or her with special meals and gifts.
Hastings Middle School students collected toys for the Upper Arlington Fire Department and its annual Toys for Tots effort.
Jones Middle School students serve local families in need during their annual Thanksgiving dinner.
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