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June 25, 2014


Dear Members of the Litchfield Community,


My tenure as your Superintendent of Schools is slowly drawing to its close; it is almost overwhelming to read the many affirmative messages that I have received from members of our school community.   I have been deeply honored to lead the Litchfield Public Schools. This is an exemplary school district, due to the talent and hard work of our students, the dedication and expertise of our faculty, the commitment of our parents, and the determination of this community to provide the best education for every child.


As I reflect on the highlights of the past five years I am proud of the recognition that our students have achieved for their performance in academics, in the arts and in athletic competitions. I am proud of the positive and collaborative working relationships that developed among our bargaining units, the Board of Education and me that led to labor agreements beneficial to all stakeholders. I am proud of having had six budgets passed on the first vote, five at town hearing and one during referendum. I am proud of the feedback from our recent graduates, who advised that they were very satisfied with their preparation at LHS, and providing specific suggestions for improvement of our educational program. Next to my satisfaction over the achievement of our students, I am most pleased by the increased recognition of Litchfield as a district where faculty and administration have aligned to implement best practice in curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development. We are once again regarded as a leading school district in the State of Connecticut!


In September the Class of 2027 will enter Center School as Kindergartners to begin their journey through the schools. I will be thinking appreciatively and with warmth of them, and of my years as your Superintendent. Thank you all for providing that opportunity. I leave with best wishes to you and to the new Superintendent.


Most sincerely,

Deborah S. Wheeler, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools


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