End of Year Message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Cassandra Johnson
June 3, 2022
We made it — the end of what has been another challenging school year. The 2021-22 school year has definitely been a memorable one. Similar to other school districts across the nation, we have continued to face unforeseen challenges, all of which were particularly difficult for families, as we navigated the best way to serve and protect our children and staff amid a global pandemic that we had great hopes of being over well before the start of the school year.
Despite all of the struggles and changes we’ve all endured, we’ve accomplished a lot.
We’ve made much-needed repairs to buildings, implemented more social-emotional supports for students and convened more parent forums. We’ve had student athletes reach the division and state competition level. One student artist’s work was selected for display in the U.S. Capitol and many more students earned scholarships and awards for their accomplishments in the classroom, the athletic field or the stage. It’s been a very good year.
In closing, I want you to know how moved I am by the dedication, flexibility, and strength that our parents/guardians, students, and staff have demonstrated, outside of school and at home, to ensure each student continues to have access to the educational experiences and the support needed at a time of much adversity. I am beyond grateful for your efforts.
On behalf of myself, and the Bedford Board of Education, I want to thank all of you for your support and for continuing to trust us with the education and the care of your children.
It is not a responsibility we take lightly.
With this being stated, I wish our amazing and resilient 2022 graduates a sincere congratulations, and to all families of the Bedford City School District: I hope that you have a much deserved and blessed summer break!
Dr. Cassandra J. Johnson, Interim Superintendent, Bedford City School District