Join us in welcoming our new Superintendent, Walt Davenport! A familiar face around D6, we are excited for Walt to lead us into a new school year full of opportunity and promise. To learn more about Walt and his vision for D6, read his letter to the community below.
Dear District 6 Students, Staff, Parents and Residents,
If any school year shows promise, 2021/2022 is it! Recovering from the pandemic and getting back into our classrooms full time is just around the corner. The Central Point School District is one of the finest school districts in the region and I am honored and excited to be your Superintendent. Being in D6 since 2004, I have learned the tradition of excellence that exists is due to the wonderful people of our community and the hard work of our students and staff.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and my family. My wife Dawn and I live in Shady Cove with our two daughters, and we enjoy the many outdoor offerings the Rogue Valley has to offer. I am proud of their accomplishments and the many opportunities they have received as D6 students. My experiences growing up in the local area (since 1987) and as a father have helped to shape me as an educator and a leader.
I believe deeply in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. District 6 is known for its academic excellence and innovative programs, and I take seriously that we are entrusted with the young people of this community. I will nurture and grow that trust and continue the traditions that make D6 unique.
My mission as your Superintendent is to maintain a rigorous teaching and learning environment that provides every student with a sense of belonging and helps them to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It is critical that students graduate from high school with the habits of mind and skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. We will strive to create positive experiences and connections that make this possible for every student.
There is much for your students to be excited about when they return next year, including improvements at every school in the district funded by the 2019 Bond. Thanks to voters in the Central Point School District, we are able to make critical health, safety and security updates, upgrades to building systems, expansion of schools to relieve overcrowding and constructing new flexible learning spaces. While some projects will not be completed by the fall, it is exciting to see progress being made. Additionally, we will soon break ground on a new facility, Rogue Primary School…home of the Otters! Slated for a Fall 2022 opening, this new school will be an innovative K-2 school dedicated to serving our early learners. Information specific to the Rogue Primary School program will be communicated throughout next year. These significant improvements could not have been initiated without the strong support for D6 schools in our community and the passage of the bond in 2019. Thank you. If you are interested in following bond projects, more information can be found here.
Finally, I want to congratulate Samantha Steele for 32 years of exemplary instruction and leadership in education. She set the bar high during her tenure as Superintendent and made an everlasting impact on our community. I wish her well in retirement.
With great pride and a positive outlook for our future,
Central Point School District 6