Dear Families and DDSD Supporters,
Good morning. After six years of numerous successes with Dr. Crist at the helm, the Board has decided to move in a new direction. Dr. Crist has announced his retirement as our District Administrator effective the end of June. After coming out of retirement for this position, he now can enjoy more time with his lovely wife, Kathy as well as some of his passions – hunting, gardening, and time with his children and grandchildren.
I joined the district back in August of 2017 as your Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Over the past nine months, I have learned about so many wonderful opportunities and programs that your child(ren) may experience. To make a list would be a daunting task and to be honest, I would forget too many and embarrass myself.
The Board has requested my service as the future District Administrator. I accepted this role knowing the district needs consistency, stability, and transparency within our community. To assist me in this endeavor, Dr. Crist has graciously agreed to provide guidance as I enter into this new role.
The past month has been challenging for our district; however, we are resolute with renewing the Comet Pride as well as continuing our student achievement gains that were reflected in our most recent State Report Card. We remain positive and make it our priority to take special care of your precious child(ren) entrusted to us.
In the coming months, I will be hosting informal sharing sessions to hear your concerns, answer your questions the best I can, and to communicate our goals for the upcoming year. More information on those sessions will be available soon, and I hope you will attend as I believe together we are stronger. Your opinion on how to “restore the pride” as well as answer any of your questions is very important to me.
With great respect and appreciation,
Dr. Jill Sorbie
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Delavan-Darien School District
324 Beloit St.
Delavan, WI 53115