As I retire later this month after 15 years in Dallastown Area School District, first as assistant superintendent and then as superintendent, I want to sincerely thank the entire Dallastown community for this privilege afforded me.
During this time, I have worked with a truly outstanding group of educators, instructional and support staff, librarians, special education team, counselors, buildings & grounds crew, technology team, transportation providers, nutrition staff, and administrators. We've been focused on one goal: To make Dallastown Area School District a relevant and meaningful educational experience for our students while preparing them for their futures. Thank you for your support in providing a safe, challenging, and purposeful learning environment that inspires and creates pathways for student success.
There is much about our work together that is notable. I've seen students grow and mature; I've seen our school district expand and develop; and, over my 45 years in education, I've seen education become a powerful, dynamic profession. That I was part of it, however small, gives me the greatest of pleasures and I am extremely thankful for that, especially to our board of school directors. During my tenure at Dallastown, I appreciate your trust in me, your vision, and counsel.
Although I am stepping down, I am not stepping away. Education has been my life and I fully intend to keep abreast of all that is happening. As a retired resident of the Dallastown community, I plan to continue to attend district fine arts presentations; theater, music, and choral performances; athletic competitions; academic exhibitions; and, of course, other special community events.
As of January 1, Dr. Joshua A. Doll takes over as your superintendent. I am fully confident that he will lead the district honorably and with integrity to educate our children and help them grow.
While I look ahead to retirement to afford me valued time with my two grandsons, my children, and my wife of 42 years, Jeanne, I know that I will genuinely miss my daily contact with so many of you--
my colleagues, my friends, and my community.
Ronald E. Dyer, Ed.D., Superintendent