Dear Big Walnut Community:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year and what is sure to be an outstanding year of learning and growing! Big Walnut truly is a special district and community. In addition to having amazing students, we have a dedicated faculty and staff who work hard to “inspire and guide each student to his or her maximum potential” every day. Our community plays a vital role in our success as well through providing the resources and support for us to continue to grow and improve every day.
As superintendent, my focus is to guide our administrative team in providing our staff members with the resources to help our students to get the best educational experience possible. We must prepare our students for jobs that don't even exist yet by teaching them to think critically, to collaborate, to communicate, and to create.
To help guide our work, our team sets objectives in these goal areas each year to ensure that the district continues to improve:
Improve Academic Achievement: Work in collaborative teams to improve student learning-use data and research and focus on results.
Improve Communications: Provide timely, accurate information to parents and to other staff. Be responsive and open to questions.
Plan for Community Development and Growth: Be positive, collaborative and flexible as we create solutions for student enrollment growth.
Maintain Financial Responsibility: Maintain a fiscally stable school district that is accountable to our community.
We are entering our second year of our 2020 Vision for instruction, which focuses on:
- Personalizing Instruction
- Engaging Students
- Growing Minds
We are working with our teachers to continue to move toward this goal for all classrooms by 2020. Please visit our Academic Achievement
page for more information about the 2020 Vision!
We have a bond issue on the ballot this November to raise funds to build two new buildings and an addition and to renovate existing aging facilties. Please visit our Planning for Growth
page for more information.
Angie Pollock joined the Big Walnut Local Schools in 2009, when she was hired as the middle school principal. She also served as the district’s Director of Academic Achievement and assistant superintendent before becoming the superintendent in June of 2015.
Angie has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ashland University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Besides her experience in Big Walnut, she has taught high school English and has been a middle school principal, and a high school assistant principal and athletic director.
Angie and her family live in the district in Kingston Township and all of her children are proud to be Golden Eagles!