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Dorchester County School District 4 :: Superintendent's Message
Superintendent's Message

  Dr. Morris Ravenell

Welcome to the Dorchester School District Four website.  Our goal is to provide students with a challenging curriculum that will prepare them for post-secondary education and the demands of the 21st century workforce.  This site is intended to give an idea of some of the academic programs and  co-curricular activities implemented throughout the District to help meet the needs of the students we serve.  So please take some time to explore the areas highlighted on the site.

In Dorchester School District Four we hold high expectations and accountability for all staff members.  We believe that all staff in the District play important roles and are accountable for student learning.  Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our students and have them experience success in academics, vocation, athletics, and the arts.

Along with high expectations and accountability, the District also focuses on quality classroom instruction. Quality classroom instruction is a vital component of an improving school district.  We believe that quality instruction engage students in a rigorous curriculum.  Instruction also must be constantly monitored and adjustments made to help students learn more effectively.

Effectively using data is another focus in Dorchester School District Four.  Data is used for making instructional and resource allocation decisions, for accountability, and to monitor results.  We continue to train staff in interpreting, gathering, and using data.  Relevant data about academic progress is visible in our schools.

The District will continue to work on improving the professional culture and collaborative relationships among its staff.  As staff members, we will continue to build a culture of commitment, collegiality, mutual respect, and stability throughout the District. 

We are extremely proud of all of the growth and accomplishments in Dorchester School District Four.  We have witnessed improvements at all levels throughout the years and look forward to continued success in these areas.  We are thankful for the support of our communities in the effort to educate our students to their potential and are also grateful to our business community for taking interest in and having such an active role in assisting our schools in meeting their goals.   They are a vital part of our successes.

Thank you for visiting our website and the continued support to the children of Dorchester School District Four.

 

Sincerely,

Morris Ravenell, Ed.D