Message from the Superintendent
On behalf of the Nottoway County School Board and its employees, welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. Our goal is to provide academic excellence through a supportive and safe school climate. It is always nice to see the start of another school year here at Nottoway County. I have always said that the best time of the year is when our children are back in school. We are blessed to have wonderful students! Nottoway County Schools is a place where you make friends, form lasting relationships, and have the experiences that help make you a better person.
The mission of Nottoway County Schools is to provide opportunities that enable students to enjoy life, contribute to others’ well being, and become responsible, productive citizens in a global community. We continue to put students into the top universities in the country and work hard to prepare all of our students to immediately contribute to the workforce. This past school year has brought many challenges and heartache. However, we continue to move forward and sharpen our resolve. The school board and I understand that teaching is not just a vocation of nine months and eight hours a day. Our staff spends long hours on trying to help our students succeed and care deeply about them being successful. That is why we advocate so hard for our staff. They work so hard at creating better learning environments and opportunities for all students.
Over the past nine years as superintendent, I have personally seen the tremendous efforts to ensure success with all of our students put forth by the dedicated teachers, staff and administration of Nottoway County Public Schools. Your partnership with Nottoway Schools is essential to seeing this vision for every student to become a reality. Please know that our parents, guardians and volunteers are appreciated for working with our children. It takes a village to raise our students and we need you to be a part of the process. The continued building of partnerships with our community stakeholders is vital to a successful school setting. I am excited that together we can help students engage more deeply in the learning process and develop rigorous, positive attitudes towards academic achievement. The future looks very bright for our children.
I wish you and your children the very best this school year.
Daniel Grounard Ed.D
Nottoway County Public Schools Superintendent