Superintendent's First 100 Days Video
I can’t believe I completed my first year as Superintendent. I am so fortunate to have been chosen to lead such a fantastic district! The families, students, staff, and community members have been supportive and I am extremely grateful for that. I am often asked, “How do you like being in Bedford?” The answer is simple…. “I love it!”
Though winter brought few flurries, spring finally arrived and brought with it a flurry of year-end activities in the Bedford Schools. State testing, spring music concerts, academic awards ceremonies, graduation practices, and many other special events added to the hustle and bustle of the normal school year. It has been a great year with many staff and student accomplishments! As we bring closer to another school year and celebrate the many successes, we will soon be preparing for the 2016-2017 school year. With the help and support of our parents, volunteers, and community members, I am confident that we can continue to serve our children well and help them so they are better able to succeed in college and careers.
I look forward to continuing our relationship and working together to achieve our goals:
1. All students will graduate on time and equipped to be successful in college and/or career.
2. All students will be exposed to real-world applications in a warm, welcoming, respectful environment.
3. There will be an increase in student achievement as measured by the state-administered assessments.
4. Through a targeted and specific communications and marketing plan, we will increase parent and community involvement.
Our strategic planning process will continue through the summer and into the fall and will address the aforementioned goals. We will be sharing the outcome of the focus group meetings, the goals and action steps that emerged, and our next steps as we head into a new school year.
As for me, I plan on using my time productively to plan for the next school year, catch up on some academic reading and writing, and take some time to reflect on my first year so I can improve in my second. On a personal note, I will be busy this summer as I move into my new home in Oakwood Village.
I want to wish everyone a restful summer and once again thank you for caring for our children.
Andrea Celico, Ph.D.
Bedford City Schools
475 Northfield Rd.
Bedford, OH 44146