Welcome to Overton County Schools!
Welcome to Overton County Schools. On behalf of the Overton County Board of Education, the many Supervisors, Administrators, Teachers and support personnel in our system, I invite you to become a part of the educational process. Our mission is to ensure each student graduating from the Overton County School District is equipped with the confidence and educational tools allowing them to be college and/or career ready, whichever they choose.
As we begin the first leg of this educational journey together, I want to thank you for your interest in and support of the Overton County Schools. We take very seriously, the challenge of providing all children with the best possible educational experience. We are proud of our rich tradition and pledge to continue to reach for a higher level of educational excellence with enthusiasm and vigour.
Given the present state of the economy coupled with the increased competition for good jobs globally, now more than ever it is absolutely imperative that all children receive a high quality education. Our graduates need to have more than basic academic skills. Today’s graduates must be prepared to live, work and achieve success in a rapidly changing world. They must be able to solve complex problems, work effectively on a team, think critically and creatively, possess a flexible set of skills, recognize changing patterns, be innovative, and possess the skills necessary to be successful in college and a career. These demands will require a more relevant and rigorous education. Although the future is uncertain, I am confident that our schools will produce graduates prepared to meet and exceed the challenges of life.
Part of the vision that will lead and direct us toward accomplishing a high quality education includes a primary focus on maximizing the academic potential of every student. In other words, we must identify where a student is on the ladder of learning and move that student up the ladder as far and as quickly as possible. It is necessary for all educators to possess an unwavering belief that all students will learn and achieve success. We must target and teach to all learning styles and personalize the educational experience for each child. We must commit to providing uncompromising educational service to students and parents in a safe and nurturing environment. Although there are many complexities associated with educating today’s students, we are focused on effective teaching, learning and building relationships. Exceptional teachers, bright and motivated students and supportive parents and community members working together will ensure a school system that strives for excellence for all students.
Again, I welcome you to our school systems’ website and invite you to visit our schools and see our developing focus on providing an extraordinary education to all students.
Together, working on achieving a productive and enjoyable school year.
Pamela Smith-Gordon, Director of Schools