As I prepare to retire after four decades in education, I look back with great gratitude on my time serving the Lakewood City Schools! We have accomplished so much together! Our community has come together over my 12 years with the District to provide new buildings for our students and staff and the latest technology for our classrooms. We’ve increased students’ access to health care and mental health services. We’ve maintained, and in some cases bolstered, our excellent music and arts offerings in an era when many districts were slashing those programs. These are just some of the highlights.
I have been fortunate to work with some of the finest and most dedicated educators, administrators and support staff, who have helped make my job easier. I have been continually amazed with the intelligence, creativity and compassion of our students. And I couldn’t have asked for more supportive parents, community members and Board of Education.
Thank you for your confidence in me over the years and for making my years here ones that I will look back on with great pride.
Jeffrey W. Patterson