A Message from Dr. Chris Lowder, Superintendent 11/02/2017Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this week, I have many reasons to be grateful – among them:
- Working with an extraordinary group of educators and professionals
- Students who are making an impact in our community and in the classroom
- Collaborative working relationships with our elected officials, business, and civic leaders
- Living in our remarkable community
One of the many things that makes Cabarrus County Schools so special is the support from our school communities. Since the school year started, I have seen our school communities come together in a myriad of ways – offering assistance to those affected by natural disasters, supporting one another after the tragic loss of classmates, cheering for a CCS alumnus as he played in the biggest games of his life, and rallying around a school that holds a special place in the hearts of many and in a neighborhood.
We are fortunate to live in a growing community. And although that is better than living in one that is not growing, it brings its own set of challenges. As a result of our growth, our district is faced with hard choices and difficult decisions. Ultimately, our decisions have to be made with what is in the best interest of the nearly 33,000 students in our district in mind.
In closing, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and are able to enjoy good times with family and friends. Be safe as you enjoy your break.
With gratitude,ChrisChristopher Lowder, Ed.D.