A Note from Superintendent Damian LaCroix
Welcome to the HSSD website! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Superintendent page. With more than three decades of service to public education, my passion for this profession and the impact it can have for each child is stronger than ever.
Our community’s passion for education dates back to 1856, which predates Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. It was during this time that 12 community members in the Town of Pittsfield had the foresight to create a schoolhouse and to hire a teacher to serve the students in our area.
As Superintendent (and history buff), I derive great satisfaction in helping build upon the legacy of excellence set by some of our region’s founding members.
Each day, we dedicate ourselves to live out the HSSD mission as we “work together with families and community to ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing world.” Correspondingly, the HSSD Graduate Profile serves as our north star in highlighting the qualities and attributes that we want all within our caring learning community to acquire with time, training, and experience.
I invite you to tour our website to learn more about all facets of our successful school system. I am honored to work alongside our dedicated Board of Education and staff, talented students, passionate families, generous donors and community partners, and involved residents. While stated long ago, Mark Twain’s remark is more relevant than ever: “We believe that out of the public school grows the greatness of a nation.”
Your Partner in Education,