South Range Families and Staff,
It is an incredible honor for me to serve our community as the Superintendent of South Range Local Schools. When I was selected last summer, I would never have imagined that I would be starting this year in the midst of a pandemic. That being said, there is no other district with whom I would rather take this journey. I am truly grateful and amazed by the individuals who have stepped up to offer assistance, the flexibility and perseverance of the staff, and the dedication of the South Range Administrative Team. I know that we have developed a consciously responsible plan to bring our staff and students back to the building, while taking into account what is best for our South Range school community.
My transition into this new role has allowed for me to spend the last year getting to know various aspects of the school district, I would like to thank the Board of Education for taking a chance to do things differently. I cannot thank Mr. Dunham enough for opening his door to assist me with this transition and his willingness to continue to be available when needed.
Throughout my career as an educator, curriculum director, and principal I have taken great pride in the belief that “all” students are capable of being successful when provided with the resources, support, and opportunity to do so. It is our job as educators to help students flourish and reach their unlimited potential. You have my word that when making decisions, they will always be made with the students’ best interest at heart.
As a parent of a South Range senior and the wife of a South Range graduate, my intentions are to continue to build on the traditions that have made South Range Local Schools the “Excellent” school system that it is today. Through collaboration and innovation, I know that our administrative team and staff will continue to seek new ways to challenge our students and ensure we are preparing them for whatever path they choose. Throughout the year, I look forward to becoming involved with the many community and school organizations and seeing the students excel academically and athletically. You will find me at the various school events and I hope you take the opportunity to stop and introduce yourself.
With Raider Pride,
Bethany A. Carlson