Stability, teamwork key to Galva schools' success

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Galva Superintendent/Elementary School Principal Doug O’Riley responds to questions posed by the Galva News in the July 30 issue of the newspaper.

Q: What new initiatives should parents and students hope to see in the near future?

A: New communication strategies and technologies will make an impact within our district, allowing parents to better know what is happening in the classrooms, buildings, and district as a whole.

A district Facebook page, student created YouTube videos, and Google calendars will bring school activities directly into the home. These initiatives are relatively inexpensive, and can be implemented in the short term.

Students and teachers will have access to evolving technologies to access information and create presentations.

Q: What do you hope to achieve in your service as District 224 superintendent/principal?

A: I guess what I want to achieve most is to keep a steady long-term hand at the helm. I am the sixth superintendent in the last decade. Our schools have been truly good even with a revolving door in the central office. My hope is that our school can be truly great with stable long-term leadership, with the vested interest of our entire community at heart.

But, I cannot do it alone. I am part of a team at school, and need the support of my students and staff. I need community support, just as much.