Welcome from the Superintendent
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope that you find it informative and helpful -- and that it enables you to take a more active role in our community.
As Ringgold’s lead learner, I am excited to be a part of such an outstanding school district whose belief in a whole-child, whole-community approach to education makes it a special place to learn.
Every school district hopes to provide its students with the best possible start on the road to a fulfilling and successful life. What separates us is that we fully embrace the diversity and challenge of what this statement implies. Sure, there are certain core features of education, such as a challenging curriculum, a safe and secure learning environment, and skilled instruction. However, at Ringgold School District, our mission is to empower every learner to discover and achieve his or her own vision of the future. That means our curriculum, learning environment, and instruction must be robust and flexible enough to respond to every individual student’s unique needs -- and to adapt as new research and innovation deepen our ever-growing understanding of how people learn. In other words, not only must we help our students learn and grow; we also must be willing and able to learn and grow with them.
Our highly qualified staff and innovative administrators are guided by research, as well as the belief that every student cannot just achieve excellence -- but also develop the resourcefulness, persistence, and confidence to grow, adapt, and succeed in our ever-changing world. This belief informs our day-to-day work on the following goals:
- Analyze data to inform instruction, use proven instructional practices, and realign curriculum, where necessary, to ensure student success.
- Enhance the flow of information between and among various constituencies to ensure that timely and pertinent items of importance are communicated.
- Maintain the District's financial stability while providing a quality education for all students.
- Provide a safe and secure learning environment for students and ensure that our facilities are maintained properly.
Through collaboration and shared leadership, Ringgold School District will excel at providing a welcoming educational environment that invites the involvement of students, families, educators, staff, and the community. We look forward to working with you!
Megan Marie Van Fossan M.A., M.Ed.