Superintendent's Message

John Stoddard

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December 2017


Berkshire Local Schools Community Member:


What do we want for our children?

It's really simple. We want them to achieve the American Dream.

What is the American Dream?

The American Dream is that they have a career that allows them to earn a living wage, have the opportunity for advancement and have health care benefits.

Some of our children will pursue that dream by going to college, others will pursue that dream by pursuing a trade, some will pursue that dream by serving in the military, and yet others will pursue that dream with some combination of all of those things. It is our job to make sure that our children have those choices upon graduation from Berkshire Local Schools. The choice of how they pursue their dreams will then be up to them.

The ultimate goal of the Berkshire Local Schools District is to hold ourselves accountable for the choices that our children have when they graduate and allow our children to hold themselves accountable for the choices that they make when they graduate! In order to do this, we will have to change our current system, because we can't get these results by continuing to do the same things.

Look for great changes, not only with the design of new, state of the art learning spaces, but also with the way we approach teaching and learning. Positive changes in the way we approach our children’s education will elevate our entire community.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.  Our goal is to work as a partner with you to help our students reach new heights, and we can only do that if we work well together.



John Stoddard


Berkshire Local School District


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