Message from the Superintendent
Gregg J. Desto
Facebook: Dudley-Charlton Regional School District
It is one of the great privileges of my life to be the Superintendent of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District. In the 15 plus years I have been in the district, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with some of the best students, staff members, parents and community leaders the world has to offer. As a resident and parent in the district, I consider this school district my “life’s work,” and while we are always looking to improve, I am enormously proud of what we stand for.
The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District believes that decisions in schools should be made in the long-term best interest of the students. That means that we are committed to ensuring a well-rounded education for each student in our district. In addition to challenging and engaging curriculum and instruction, we believe that children should learn to be civil, respectful people, to interact well with others and to be exposed to a wide enough variety of content and activities that a lifelong passion is likely to emerge.
Our schools are operating during a time in education where state tests may be standardized, but society is so fast-moving and specialized that over 95% of current 1st graders will end up working in jobs that do not yet exist with technology that has yet to be invented. This leaves us to consider what skills or special qualities might set our kids apart? There is little doubt that we have to think differently in order to give our children an edge.
That “edge” is most likely to develop when we work together in a civil and collaborative manner. It has been my experience that children respond best when they know that adults are working together for their best interest. Toward that end, please know that our staff is available to you if there is any way in which we can help a child, whether that child is a 4 year old preschooler, an 18 year old high school senior or any age in between. Please do not hesitate to work with us to ensure the very best for our children.