Superintendent's Message

We are off to a tremendous start to the 2017-18 school year!! This was made possible through the great teamwork that I have witnessed at every level of our district. Our teachers, administrators, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, custodians, and staff have all come together to find success. We are working toward a single common goal, the education of every child in our district.

Teamwork makes the dream work!!!!  This has rung true from the first bell of the year to the last bell of every day. 

The students have come in with their new school clothes, pencils, and pens to find their own pathway forward in their education. They have made new friends and new mentors throughout every building. They are our reason for being and the tremendous support of our community has improved their learning environment beyond recognition. Please join me in saying thank you to everyone that has come to be a part of our district. I am looking forward to the next few weeks and the tremendous accomplishments that lay before our students and staff, as we all work together to help every child succeed.

Proud to be a DUKE!!!!


Matthew T. Cortez


As always if you have any concerns, questions, or comments please feel free to contact me.

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