Superintendent Report

January 9, 2019

When January arrives in the course of a school year, administration adds an important

component to the focus. Our focus continues on assuring the current year is going strong while

expanding the focus to begin preparing for the next school year. This expanded focus starts with

the budget process, the programmatic needs, and then the staffing required to make it happen. It is a very critical administrative responsibility that both building and district office administrators must perform at a high level. It’s an exciting time focused on today while solidifying the vision for our future based on the Four Characteristics of Improved School Districts: 1. effective leadership 2. quality teaching and learning 3. system-wide improvement and 4. clear and collaborative relationships.

In tying the Superintendent’s work to the characteristics, December 2018 highlights were:

  • Meeting with future administrators as part of their IAL (initial administrator licensure) requirements.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Monthly meeting with EPEA representative, Gail Kauffman.  (1,4)
  • Supporting HES through the loss of beloved employee, Dan Dalton.  (1,4)
  • On-going conversations with YMCA leadership regarding outdoor education.  (1,2,3,4)
  • State wide superintendent “Off the Record” meeting.  (1,4)
  • Site visitations Thursdays to support teaching and learning.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Consultation with administrative mentor/coach, Doug McKenzie.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Phone conference with OSBA Alex Pulaski and Phil Ortega.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Quarterly check-in with Mr. Whitman and Mr. Barber.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Monthly check-in with Mrs. Jones and Mr. Crowson.  (1,2,3,4)
  • EPHS SLC (student led conferences) makeup session.  (1,2,3,4)
  • FFA dinner and auction.  (1,4)
  • Transfer request meeting with EPHS parent and student.  (1,4)
  • Interview by Mail Tribune regarding proficiency based assessment.  (1,2,3,4)
  • DLT (District Leadership Team) monthly meeting.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Weekly Cabinet meetings to conduct and oversee district business.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Phone conference with Apple partner Steve Nelson to confirm next steps for leadership training.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Eagle Point Women’s Club Luncheon.  (1,4)
  • District office weekly “stand up” meetings to connect and support each other.  (1,3,4)
  • Reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas, In Texas That Is” to Mrs. Bilden’s kindergarten class at TRE.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Observing AVID tutorials at WMMS.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Judging in AP history class at EPHS.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Celebrating with TRE at the hot chocolate bar and Loni O’Connor’s special breakfast.  (1,4)
  • Sharing inspirational Thanksgiving challenge stories districtwide.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Interview of EPHS students to become editor of EPSD9 Horizon’s magazine.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Mock interview with Rogue River Board of Directors in preparation for hiring a superintendent.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Holiday celebrations at URCEO, transportation, and the district office.  (1,4)
  • Meetings with past and present school board members.  (1,4)
  • Meeting with Mayor Bob Russell.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Ugly sweater judge at EPMS.  (1,4)
  • A long winter’s nap!  (priceless!!)

Second semester is fast approaching and along with it comes an urgency to evaluate how our students are progressing so that we can make any necessary adjustments for second semester.  Right alongside, district leadership is predicting, analyzing, and planning the direction for the 2019-20 school year. It’s an exciting, fast-paced time!!


Superintendent Report December 2018
Superintendent Report November 2018
Superintendent Report October 2018
Superintendent Report September 2018
Superintendent Report August 2018
Superintendent Report June 2018
Superintendent Report May 2018
Superintendent Report April 2018
Superintendent Report March 2018
Superintendent Report February 2018

Cynda S. Rickert
Eagle Point School District 9 - Eagle Point
541-830-6200 (fax)