Dear Chenango Valley Community,
Happy holidays! This time of year can be exciting for all ages. If you are like me, you enjoy time with family and friends, along with reflecting on the year including accomplishments, disappointments, and celebrations. Life continues to provide challenges to each of us, both personally and as members of a larger society. What I find helpful is maintaining a positive outlook and surrounding myself with people who also have positive views.
As of this writing, you may know that I will be retiring in March 2023. After 38 years in education and some recent health issues, I am excited for my next adventure. I will continue to teach at the college level, volunteer to support our community, travel, and spend time with my wonderful family that now includes a beautiful granddaughter. It has been an absolute privilege to spend my career at Chenango Valley. Chenango Valley is blessed to have a Board of Education, administrative team, faculty, and staff who live the vision to inspire, engage, and empower our students to be the best they can be.
As we enter a new year, I present you with the challenge to take time to reflect. Nourish in what is right in your life and discard what you can of negative baggage, focus on those who support you and work together for good, and assist those in need. Lastly, take pride in our school and be proud to live in this community. We have many Chenango Valley graduates who have chosen to stay in the area to work and raise their families. I encourage everyone to continue to work together to support Chenango Valley and shed brightness on a community that has continued to work hard to provide a safe, supportive environment for you and your families.
Wishing you all the best,
Dr. David P. Gill
Superintendent of Schools