By Dr. Cort Monroe, CCUSD Superintendent
We are looking forward to a great school year in the Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD), where we are returning to a better normal, and our team is committed to serving our students and families. We should all be proud of the great academic and extracurricular accomplishments occurring throughout the district, especially as we navigated a challenging COVID-19 pandemic during this past school year and continue to work diligently on behalf of the well being of our students and staff moving forward. I am proud to work with a Governing Board, staff, and families that opened schools to in-person learning in September 2020 and kept schools open safely throughout the year, meeting the educational needs of our community.
The Cave Creek Unified School District is an elite unified preschool through 12th grade district because of the great people who work together to improve student learning. Each of us plays an important role in helping young people maximize their potential and prepare them for successful and happy lives after high school and into their future.
This school year will bring a lot of exciting opportunities and challenges in our district. There is a bond for voters to decide in November that could improve and upgrade our technology tools, facilities, classroom furniture, security measures, transportation and athletic facilities. This school year we will work together to reimagine our strategic goals, priorities, mission and vision to better meet the needs of the families and our community.
In addition, we will engage in a project called the “Effectiveness Project” where we will strive to improve and support our employee effectiveness through a research-based evaluation system tailored to the needs of CCUSD. Finally, we will continue to nurture and build relationships of trust between individuals and groups both inside and outside of the organization as we continue to improve what we do for students each day.
Our united goal is to inspire excellence in our students and help them to become independent, contributing and engaged members of our society. Here is to a great 2020-2021 school year! We are one team.