Superintendent GreeneA Note from the Desk of Superintendent Greene..

I wanted to reach out and talk to you about Thanksgiving.  I am starting my third week as a member of this great community.  My wife and I bought a piece of land and built our house in the district that I have been a part of for the last 5 years.  After being hired as the superintendent at the end of last year, we decided that we wanted to be part of Castle Rock. So, less than a month ago, we started to call Castle Rock our home.  We had our first Thanksgiving in our new home and it felt great.  

I am just coming back to work after a couple extra days off for Thanksgiving and I am so thankful to this school district and this community.  I have been trying to be as accessible as I can be with the community. I have talked to a number of different groups, ranging from all of the school district employees, the bus drivers, the gatherings for coffee and dessert with the superintendent, the parent advisory committee, and the senior center.  With all of these opportunities to interact with the community, I have felt the compassion and the pride of this town. I am truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful place and I am thankful for the opportunity to be the leader of the Castle Rock School District.  

We have a lot of work to do in this school district, but I am thankful for the amazing staff at each of the schools.  We have some unbelievable people that are working with our children every day and we have a first rate support staff that is essential in building something special here in Castle Rock.  We have some extremely talented people in our maintenance and technology department that are working tirelessly at improving our schools so that our students can be more successful. We are also starting a new team in our school board with the addition of Tracy Morgan.  With everyone that is associated with our school district, I am excited about the work that is in front of us. This is a team effort and I feel that we have the right people in place to make this an even better educational institution than it already is. Our new tagline for the district sure seems to fit; we provide a “ROCK SOLID EDUCATION”.   

So when I sat down and reflected last Thursday on what I have to be thankful for, it is the simple fact that I am now part of Castle Rock.  I am thankful to have been given this wonderful opportunity to lead such great people and students in the Castle Rock School District.

Ryan Greene