Interim Superintendent Dr. John R. Armstrong
I want to first thank each and every one of you for the warm and caring welcome you have extended to me during my return to L’Anse Creuse. It has been a wonderful experience for me and I hope that in some small way I have been able to help the district through this transition period. I have learned so much about the district since returning and want to tell you how proud I am of what takes place every day in L’Anse Creuse. The quality of education we provide to our children is exceptional and something that every employee in L’Anse Creuse can take great pride in. Later this week we will be releasing information regarding the updates we have made to our district strategic plan. This is a vigorous plan that will allow us to continue the standard of quality we have become accustomed to in L’Anse Creuse.
I could not be happier with the selection of Erik Edoff as your new superintendent. I have known Erik since he first started his career in L’Anse Creuse as an outstanding science teacher at High School – North. Erik has experienced significant success as he progressed through his various administrative assignments. Working with Erik over the past three months has only increased my admiration for him as an educator and an administrator; he is tremendously knowledgeable about the world of education today and especially about L’Anse Creuse. Most importantly, he cares very much about the students and staff of L’Anse Creuse. I have total confidence that he will lead this school district with great energy, confidence and success.
It is paramount that we all understand that the success of this school district is dependent on everyone in the district, not just the superintendent. Erik has a great team that he will work with at the Wheeler Building. Each of them has great knowledge in their field of expertise and the communications between the team is excellent. But the most important thing they do is to help and support what happens day in and day out in our classrooms and schools. The secret to our success over the years has been this esprit de corps that we all felt about L’Anse Creuse. Everyone affiliated with the district knew that whatever their responsibility it was important to the overall success of the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools. It is important that this continues.
The transition of leadership has been taking place for several weeks. Erik and I meet frequently to share and discuss what is taking place in the district. Erik will officially take over the Superintendent responsibilities on April 10, 2017 when we return from our spring break. What a great time to “spring” into a fresh and exciting new era in the L’Anse Creuse. Good luck to everyone.