As your Superintendent, I want to share a few thing about myself. My family and I have lived in the district for close to 25 years. My three sons are proud graduates of River Valley. I am very excited to get involved and make a commitment to this fine district.

My chief goal as an educator is to provide a caring, engaging, quality learning environment for all students. Preparing students for life-long learning and success is always at the heart of my work.

I believe that building a strong relationship with all members of the River Valley community is one of the most important functions of the superintendent. During my 39-year career, I have emphasized the meaning of teamwork, cooperation, and communication. The foundation of this relationship is trust. I will be visible, accessible, and flexible as I work with students, parents, staff, administration and community. You will find me both available and approachable, as we work together to create a solid team in River Valley.

Through open, honest communication, support, and encouragement, together we will strengthen every aspect of our educational system. I greatly value input from all stakeholders. I will be seeking your thoughts, opinions, and ideas. All decisions will be made based on what is best for students.

I appreciate the opportunity to lead this district. I look forward to working with the staff and community to advance and celebrate the school district's future accomplishments.

Mr. James P. Peterson, Superintendent

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