Superintendent's Message

Picture of Russ Hill
Dear East Valley Community,
I would like to start off by saying how excited I am for the 23-24 school year. We are looking forward to continuing the positive momentum, while improving our schools and the experiences of our students.  The 22-23 school year was highlighted by strong academic growth by our students, while rebuilding the routines necessary for academic success such as positive attendance, academic engagement, and positive social interactions/behaviors. The support of our families, the dedication of our outstanding staff, and the hard work of our students led us to yet another successful year.  
Although we are continuing to trend in a positive direction, we still have work to do to get back to our pre-pandemic levels. This year our staff will continue the focus on improving classroom instruction, refining additional extensions and supports for our students, and growing professionally through the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) process. In addition, we plan to expand our ability to create a sense of belonging for all of our students by helping to build a strong connection with our schools.  
With this work, it is more important than ever that we strengthen the partnership between our schools and families to ensure continued growth for each and every one of our students. Through the partnership created by our work together, we will establish the support systems necessary to meet student needs, both at home and in school, to ensure success for each and every student.
The East Valley School District is excited to welcome our students back for the 23-24 school year.  We plan to continue to build on all the great things that occurred in 22-23 and grow in those areas that showed opportunities for improvement. We are committed to ensuring that each classroom fosters a positive culture, focused on student learning, while at the same time providing the support necessary to make that happen.
I look forward to seeing you out in our schools and our community and having the chance to talk in person.
Russ Hill
EVSD Superintendent