Division Superintendent Dr. Rodney Berry with Gov. Terry McAuliffe
School Board Members Converge with Fellow Education Leaders at VSBA’s Orientation On Monday, July 18, Dr. Rodney Berry, Nottoway County’s Division Superintendent attended the Virginia School Boards Association Orientation for New Board Members and Superintendents in Richmond. This one-day orientation is held twice a year and is specifically designed to help new school board members and superintendents quickly transition into these important leadership roles.
“Having the chance to learn from experts in the education community and network with other school board members was a wonderful opportunity that will help me in this new role,” Dr. Berry.
Education leaders from all across the Commonwealth attended the orientation. Topics covered included an overview of the roles and responsibilities of school boards and superintendents, school law, school division budgets, communications, and parliamentary procedure.
Greetings NCPS Family!
I would like to personally welcome you to the 2016-17 school year! Our theme this year is “Building Bridges of Success in the 21st Century”. This theme symbolizes the reality that we are beginning this school year with much appreciation of our past, celebrating where we are in the present, and anticipating many great opportunities that are in our future. We predict that this school year will be the best year ever!
On a more personal note, I am extremely excited and humbled to serve this community as we enter a new era here in Nottoway County. I want you to know that I intend to work tirelessly each day by reaching out and collaborating with all stakeholders who want to make NCPS an even better destination for our students. We will also have many new students, teachers, and support staff members joining our team this year, and we want to especially welcome them to the family as well.
This school year I encourage each of you to become familiar with each school’s processes to get even more involved with our educational team. As always, our purpose this year is to support the mission of the division which is:
“Nottoway County Public Schools aspires to provide opportunities for students to enjoy life, contribute to others’ well being, and become responsible, productive citizens in a global community.”
We plan to reach Full Accreditation division wide this school year. We will accomplish this goal by reaching our four objectives, which are to:
- Increase Student Achievement
- Enhance Teacher Support
- Improve Principal Instructional Leadership Support
- Increase Community Outreach/ Partnerships
In closing, I just want to remind you that we have a terrific community, and it is my pleasure to educationally represent our children locally, regionally, and statewide. It is comforting to know that we enjoy the support of our terrific school board, our board of supervisors, and you our stakeholders in making this division the premier school destination in Region 8. For that, I thank all of you! Let’s have a great school year as we raise the bar of excellence even higher right here in Nottoway County!
Rodney L. Berry, Ph.D.
Nottoway County Public Schools