September 10, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am proud and honored to be your Superintendent.  I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to lead such an outstanding school district with such a history of excellence.  I had the opportunity on Tuesday, September 8th, my first day, to tour all five schools and meet our wonderful teachers, staff, administrators, and most of all, our students.  I was impressed by how engaged our students were in their learning and the enthusiasm evident in each building. 

I will strive to foster an environment where students and staff look forward to coming to school each day.  I will encourage our educators to vigorously engage students in the learning process and ensure that all students are college and career ready.  I will work with our team to provide for the social, emotional, and academic well-being of our students by fostering a safe and supportive environment.  I believe it is important to be proud of our work, celebrate our successes, and promote meaningful recognition of our students.   

I am dedicated to working collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, Board of Education members, town officials, and community members to ensure our children’s success.  In order for our students to be most successful, we know parents must be active partners in their child's education. Together, we can provide an education that successfully meets the needs and goals of all our students.

I am motivated by our students as they continue to impress us with their accomplishments in the classroom, on the athletic field, in our theaters, and in their involvement in the community.  I am proud to be your Superintendent of Schools and I look forward to working with all of you.  Know that I will work hard each day to provide the best education possible for the students of the Waterford Public Schools.

I wish you and your family a most successful and enjoyable school year.

Most Sincerely,


Thomas W. Giard III

Superintendent of Schools


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