About SVSU

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
is committed to developing life-long learners who contribute
to their community & succeed in a diverse and evolving global society.

February 8, 2016

On behalf of the SVSU and all of our communities, I am proud to present to you the 2015-16 Annual Report. This publication highlights the many accomplishments of our students, staff, schools, and school districts. It provides a glimpse into the many amazing things going on inside our eight schools and highlights some of the impressive work being done to truly prepare our students for success in careers, college, and our community.

This Annual Report provides you with a summary of information on the culture and demographics of our schools, facts on the students and staff, and highlights of the productive efforts to collaborate to meet all students’ needs. It will give you a glimpse of the leadership team that helps to guide our school district initiatives so that we move ever closer to our mission of providing a learning environment that utilizes all resources to enable students to reach their highest potential and to ensure educational opportunities for all.

We began our year as a leadership team with a focus on the learning supports we need to best meet the needs of our changing population in an evolving educational environment. Some of the focus areas are high quality early childhood education, positive behavior supports, active learning, digital technology, and social skills. As educational leaders, we are building skills for the future, including problem solving, perseverance, and the ability to apply skills to be college and career ready. Our digital learning is growing to meet these challenges with increasing access to individual technology tools. The success of implementing changes in our classrooms is the direct result of the remarkable work of our teachers, support staff members, principals, and parents. Our classrooms are alive with imagination, energy, and a love for learning.

I hope that some of the information in this Annual Report will give you a sense of the high quality of education in our community. I encourage you to take some time to examine this Annual Report and visit our website at www.svsu.org for more details. Whether or not you have children currently in our schools, we hope that you will agree that the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union is focused on providing our students with the support they need to be successful in school and in our community.

We would love to hear from you on how you think our school district is doing. Your feedback on this Annual Report and on how well SVSU serves the community is important to help us as we continue to grow and improve.

Please email any questions to Abigail.Fournier@svsu.org, with the title “SVSU question”.

James Culkeen
SVSU Superintendent