Superintendent Wayne Weber

In preparation for writing this article, I reviewed the August articles I have written since beginning my role as superintendent. The one that stood out to me the most was the one I wrote in August 2016.

For the past 40 years, I have been looking forward to the first day of school. I love everything about the start of a new year and the promise and excitement that it brings. That emotion has remained constant even though my roles in education have changed over time.

This year, I’m starting my 23rd year as an educator. During that time, educational trends have changed again and again, but what hasn’t changed is that those involved in educating our children have a passion for teaching and learning. I find that is especially true in the Rosendale-Brandon School District. We are a successful district for many reasons. We have parents who are involved in their children’s education; we have a community that values quality schools and shows support by attending school events; we have a school board that is dedicated to providing our students with the best educational experience possible at a reasonable cost; and we have a caring staff that works hard to create meaningful learning opportunities for our children. I could go on and on, but you get the picture!

I am excited about my new role as Rosendale-Brandon Superintendent. It is a role I take very seriously. While there are many challenges that school districts are facing, I look forward to working together with our staff, school board, parents, and community to turn those challenges into opportunities. 

The years have come and gone, but that feeling hasn’t changed. I look forward to the start of each school year as students and staff return bringing with them a great enthusiasm. And why not? There is so much to be excited about! With students transitioning to new grades, and some to new buildings, they have an opportunity to see old friends on a regular basis and make new friends. They also get an opportunity to get to know and learn from new staff members. There is no denying the promise that each new year brings!

What else hasn’t changed are the reasons for our continued success. Like most school districts, we face challenges that we need to navigate. Last year brought more challenges than ever, but we persevered. Our success as a district is due to our passionate staff, involved parents, supportive community, and strong school board. Now more than ever, we look forward to working with you to navigate the opportunities before us. Our school board and school staff remain as committed as ever to providing our children with the best learning experience possible. Bring on the 2021-2022 school year!