Superintendent's Message

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Melissa Kircher

Welcome to the Bethel-Tate Local School District, and thank you for visiting our website. Our core values serve as the foundation upon which we execute our mission, which is to educate all Bethel-Tate Local children to prepare them for college, career, and citizenship. Here in the Bethel-Tate Local School District, those values include:

  • A focus on success for all students
  • A clear and open communications environment
  • Collaboration at all levels
  • Dedication to continuous improvement and best practice
  • Mutual respect
  • Positive relationships
  • High quality instruction
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Leadership
  • Striving for innovation and excellence
  • Transparent governance

We are committed to providing students a safe and caring learning environment, rigorous instruction, access to cutting-edge technology, and relevant learning opportunities that will prepare them for success beyond high school in the 21st Century. We value, respect, and support our teachers because we believe the key to student learning is great teaching. To help inspire and engage students in their learning, we provide teachers ongoing, useful professional development and technology tools to enhance their instruction for the purpose of advancing student learning to the highest level.

Thank you for supporting us in the important work of educating our community’s children and young people. We sincerely appreciate this support and our community’s commitment to building strong schools. Our students both need, and deserve, nothing less if they are to reach their potentials. 


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