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Letter from Superintendent Dr. Derek Bub

Dr. Derek BubDear West Ada School District Students, Parents, Guardians, Staff and Residents:


It is with great excitement and optimism that I introduce myself as the new Superintendent of the West Ada School District. Our school district has a long-standing tradition of excellence in serving the Treasure Valley community and is one of the finest school districts in the Gem State. As an educator for over 20 years, I wholeheartedly value the programs and services in place, and I am committed to building upon past practices to ensure that current and future students have opportunities to explore their interests and find their true passions. I consider it a true privilege to have been appointed your new Superintendent of Schools.


I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and my family. First and foremost, I am a devoted husband and loving father. My wife Becky and I have been married for 19 years and we share two beautiful children, Savannah (13) and Delaney (15). As a family, we deeply believe that education is a powerful tool to develop and guide children and each of us is committed to lifelong learning.


As your Superintendent, I intend to maintain and grow a rigorous teaching and learning environment that provides every student with a sense of belonging while helping students to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. I believe it is critical to every student's success that they graduate from high school with the habits and skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. To accomplish this, I look forward to working with each of you as we reflect on the past, embrace the present, and build for the future.


I know that the partnerships with our families and neighbors will enable us to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and opportunities they need to succeed and be responsible in our society. I recognize that collaborating closely with you is the only way to ensure that we make informed decisions that build upon the foundations of excellence and pride that already exist while also finding strategic ways to continuously improve. While serving as your Superintendent of Schools, I plan to be accessible to all stakeholders and maintain an open-door communication policy. I encourage and welcome your questions; comments or concerns you have about our schools.


Thank you for entrusting me with the future success of West Ada Schools. I am confident that with your continued support, going into the 2021-22 school year, we can navigate whatever comes our way and always make what is in the best interest of students our top priority. I am looking forward to partnering with you to ensure that we meet the district's mission - to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges.


Finally, I want to congratulate and thank Dr. Mary Ann Ranells for her six years of exemplary leadership of West Ada Schools. I wish her all the best in her retirement.


With great pride,
Dr. Derek Bub, Superintendent of Schools