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ANWSD VISION STATEMENT

We envision a kind, collaborative, and creative community for all that nurtures a diverse and accessible learning environment. Students will flourish as critical thinkers and productive citizens, cultivating resilience in an ever changing world.                                                                                                                         4/26/17 Board adopted

ANWSD Safe Schools Statement

"The Superintendent and Directors of the Addison Northwest School District wish to reassure the members of our educational community in these uncertain times. We remain committed to maintaining safe and welcoming schools regardless of race, gender, disability, national origin, documentation, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, or family income. In addition to compliance with federal law, it is also our moral and ethical duty to protect and to provide an equitable education to all of the students who pass through the doors of our schools."                                                                     adopted by the ANWSD Board on May 31, 2017


Dear ANWSD Community,

It is with mixed emotions that I notify you of my intention not to return to serve in my capacity as the Superintendent of Schools in the ANWSD for the 2018-19 school year. I have been offered an opportunity to move overseas and work in an American school. This has been a life long dream of my mine and an opportunity that I cannot over look. The Universal American School in Kuwait has been in existence for over 40 years and I will be the first female Superintendent of Schools to serve that community.

I have truly been honored to serve the students, staff and communities in the ANWSD over the past 4 years. We have come a long way over this period and I wish you all the best as you continue to tackle the myriad of challenges that will come your way. I want you to know that I will always remember our remarkable students and will remember the incredible supportive parent community. I wish you all the best and will also be looking for ways in which my new student body can connect with our incredible students in ANWSD.

Thank you for your partnership, support and commitment to our schools. I will miss you all!

Sincerely,

JoAn Canning



Addison Northwest SD Superintendent Search Outline of Process
March:
  • Position posted and screening committee selected.
Screening Committee Members: Tom Borchert, Finn Yarbrough, Elizabeth Atkins, Matt DeBlois, Ken Sullivan, Amanda Bodell, Tania Bolduc, Caetlin Harwood, Loretta Lawrence, Sharon Mallory, Rose Wenzel, Heather Racine

April:
  • Screening committee meets to discuss process.
  • Screening committee members gather criteria input from their represented group (teachers, support staff, community, board, administrators, central office staff).
  • Screening committee meets to discuss input received and compose interview questions.
  • Screening committee meets to finalize interview questions. 
  • Screening committee members review candidate information. 
  • Screening committee meets to select candidates to interview.
May:
  • Reference checks performed.
  • Screening committee interviews candidates and selects finalists. 
  • Visitation day: Finalists visit all schools within ANWSD and meet with teachers, support staff, central office staff, administrators, parents, & community members. Everyone who participates will have an opportunity to give feedback. 
  • Full board reviews feedback from everyone who participates during the visitation day. 
  • Full board interviews finalists. 
  • Full board makes final hiring decision.




2017 UVM OUTSTANDING TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
Susan O'Daniel, VUHS and Amy Foley, VUES
Celebration at the UVM Outstanding Teacher of the Year ceremony
Matt DeBlois, VUES Principal; JoAn Canning, Superintendent; Stephanie Taylor, VUHS Principal;
Susan O'Daniel, VUHS Teacher of the Year; Amy Foley, VUES Teacher of the Year; and Susan Rakowski, ANWSD Board Chair











Watch the Organizational Meeting of the new Addison Northwest School District here!

































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