Message from the Superintendent
We are pleased to present our new five-year strategic plan entitled “Ken-Ton Forward.” This plan establishes a renewed vision, mission, core values, and strategic long-range goals for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District. The plan also establishes an operational blueprint to achieve those goals and guide decision making for years to come.
Throughout this process, stakeholder involvement was extremely important because the entire Ken-Ton School District community has a vested interest in the success of all students and an important role to play in the education of our children. The development of “Ken-Ton Forward” was guided by a Core Team of stakeholders with representation from the Board of Education, teachers, administrators, support staff, district office, students, parents, law enforcement, senior citizens, business owners, the Town Council, and the Village of Kenmore.
The Core Team had the opportunity to look back at where we’ve been, envision where we want to be, and examine our strengths as well as areas of need. They identified three fundamental areas where they saw the greatest opportunity to achieve meaningful progress for our students: academic support, social-emotional well-being, and technology. They developed measurable goals in each of those three areas and convened individual task forces to fully develop a plan to achieve those goals, which will be guided by continuous progress monitoring to ensure we remain on track.
The Ken-Ton School District has a long and proud history that dates back more than 125 years. We are a unique and diverse school district that is among the largest in Western New York. We have a world-class staff, proud school communities, strong institutional values and traditions, and unrivaled academic programs. The district has a very strong foundation, and “Ken-Ton Forward” will allow us to take the success of our students, schools, and staff to new heights. The future is filled with opportunity and promise, and we hope everyone shares our excitement as we embark on this new chapter!
Superintendent of Schools