Superintendent's Message​​

Paul Hauder

I am excited to join the Paisley School District team this year. I have had a terrific introduction to the school and community and already feel right at home. The Paisley School Centennial celebration last month helped me see the importance of the school to so many people in the community. The fact that the celebration was the inspiration of two high school students--and was so strongly supported by the community--confirmed my belief that this is a special place to live and learn.

I am impressed by the many elements of Paisley School District: an engaging and successful “brick and mortar” school, with an array of opportunities for students that defies the typical idea of a “small school”; a Distance Learning Program that provides a high-quality personalized experience for enrolled students; an international student program that enables a cross-cultural experience for our school community. The most impressive element, however, is represented by the people that make this organization work. The students, staff, teachers, parents and community have demonstrated their incredible dedication to our work. This is truly the foundation of a successful educational enterprise!

We will experience this support in action as we open school this year. As most of you know, we are undergoing a “seismic retrofit” of our main school building. We anticipate this project will be completed after school has been open for a while. Plans are already in place for accommodating the twists and turns we will encounter. I am confident, however, that the resilient and cooperative nature of our school community will enable us to accomplish a smooth start-up. And, of course, school will start as scheduled!

Other news: New staff members include Jeffrey Garland, who will teach Science and Mathematics; Emma Shanahan, our new testing coordinator; and Colleen Withers, our new athletic director (replacing Jon Jones, who officially retired from the position this summer). We will also be undergoing an Accreditation Review next spring, so there will be many opportunities for your feedback regarding Paisley School District!

I look forward to a great year! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join your community!

Paul Hauder