Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Phyllis Criswell

Dear Teachers, Students, Parents, and Community,

I hope all of you enjoyed a safe and relaxing summer. For those who are new to our District, I am pleased to welcome you to the Putnam School District family. For those of you returning, welcome back! I believe that the 2015-2016 school year will be an outstanding year for the Putnam County School District and for our community!

As we begin this school year, I urge parents, guardians and the community to stay involved or become involved in our children’s education. We must praise and recognize those qualities in our students that promote their success rather than only praising them for the outcome – a grade, a test score, an award. Let’s acknowledge the process and the qualities required to achieve that grade, test score or award. Qualities like dedication, hard work, good habits, persistence and sacrifice. Each and every student can and will succeed, but they need encouragement from parents, family, and community on their journey to success. If everyone joins together in encouraging our students for the effort that they put into learning, I guarantee our children will experience success.  

I look forward to working with the Putnam County School District family and community throughout the year.

Phyllis Criswell