Dr. Tonia Warzecha
I hope all of you are taking time to enjoy summer with family and friends. The slower pace, beautiful sunshine, and warm days provide us the opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and our families before the hectic schedules of the school year begin.
All of us here at Dakota Valley School District are looking forward to a great 2021-22 school year as we recover from the pandemic, which swept the nation. While difficult in so many ways, it also provided us the opportunity to find new ways to connect with our students and families. School staff members rose to the challenge to find new and innovative ways to teach, support students, and come together for the common good. For that, we are so fortunate.
I am thrilled to begin as your next Superintendent. I am a wife of 28 years and the mother of three amazing young adults who have always been “all in” with my career in education, from helping cut out bulletin board items when I was an elementary teacher to helping unpack pallets of new curriculum as it arrived in the District. They truly grew up in my schools, spending time with me in my classroom on the weekends and supporting my efforts in every possible way. We bring this “all in” attitude to Dakota Valley as we become part of the community and school.
The days and weeks will go quickly as we get closer and closer to the start of school. The buildings and campus will come alive once again with the voices and energy of our students and staff as we launch this next school year. Our seniors will begin their final journey through the halls of Dakota Valley while our youngest Panthers enter our doors for the first time. There truly is nothing else like it, and there is so much joy in this never-ending cycle of beginnings and endings.
Thank you for trusting us with your children’s education. There is no greater honor than that of educating a child.