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August 28, 2023
Hello WCPS Families,
I could not be more proud of the collective efforts and dedication of TEAM WCPS! The extensive planning and preparation required to ensure a successful start year after year for our students often goes unnoticed by the general public but it serves as a great source of inspiration for me. I could not be more proud of the attention to detail and the tireless efforts by all of TEAMWCPS. It truly is an honor to work with such a remarkable group of individuals committed to ensuring that every detail is covered prior to Opening Day. Of course, we recognize our success is not likely without the cooperative spirit from our parent community and industry partners who support our efforts every step of the way. Although our employees deserve much praise for their consistent commitment to our students, I also want to extend my sincere thanks to you for entrusting us to educate our children in a safe environment each day.
I want to say a special “Thank You” and give a big kudos to our bus drivers, area managers and the entire WCPS transportation team for all the adjustments they make throughout each day to ensure each student is transported safely and in a timely manner. There is no more challenging aspect of our organization than the safe transport of 14,000+ students across 550 square miles, especially considering our critical driver shortage that has impacted our operations over the past 7+ years. When one considers the long shifts, multiple routes, and the fact that many of our Transportation leadership team members drive almost daily, the results are truly remarkable. Thank you to Mr. Chip Jenkins, our Transportation Director, and his entire team for their professionalism and unwavering commitment; this is a true testament to the definition of Team WCPS. Also, I find it important to note that our school staff and administrators play a key role in our success by communicating critical information prior to, during and after the bus commute.
Our Transportation Department has also simplified our Bus Route Stops to make the process easier for our families. To view our Bus Route Stop map for the 2023-2024 school year for elementary schools click here and for middle/high schools click here.
We have two new faces in our central office with the appointments of Daryl Woods and Debra LaSala into Director positions.
Mr. Woods is our new Director of Secondary Instruction after serving as the principal of Drakes Creek Middle School for the past 11 years. Daryl’s leadership experience will serve him well in this new role as he works alongside our middle and high school principals.
Mrs. Debra LaSala has accepted our Director of Elementary Instruction position after serving as the principal of North Warren Elementary School during the past seven years. Mrs. LaSala’s experience as a Curriculum Coordinator and elementary principal will enable her to successfully support our elementary schools in the area of teaching & learning. Both Mr. Woods and Mrs. LaSala are proven leaders and I look forward to their contributions in these new roles!
Thank you and please take care!
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