Dr. John Strycker

Phone: 334.382.2665


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Dr. John Strycker

Superintendent's Weekly Update

December 11, 2019

School Community Update  

Until We Meet Again


Saying goodbye to our students this past week has been one of the hardest things I have had to do in my 30-year career.  I truly love these kids with all my heart and feel a sense of family with many of them.  Just yesterday when walking through Greenville Elementary School, a 4th grade student said to me, “Dr. Strycker, we know you are proud of us.  Well, we are proud of you too.”  What 4th grade student says such a nice thing?  I was also touched when I received the many pictures from Georgiana students illustrating the words, “Please don’t leave us.”  Even telling this story is hard for me because of how much I know I will miss them.   

I want our students to know that I am proud of each of them.  I want them to know that I consider them family and that they are welcome to contact me anytime they need me whether I am in this school system or not.  I also want them to know that I have appreciated their kind and loving hearts and thank them for letting me into their hearts. 

I will also miss the staff and community of Butler County Schools.  I want to thank the many supporters of our    vision to improve this school system.  I am very proud of the academic growth we have experienced these past two years from a “D” school system to a “middle-C.”  I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated staff.   

Change is never easy and I still feel strongly that change needs to occur in our school system to become the best we can be as a school community that serves our children.  We have come a long way, but I would encourage the school system to continue to push forward – our students deserve our very best!

Until we meet again, my wife Debra and I say goodbye and best wishes.

Have a Blessed and Joyful Holiday Season,

John and Debra Strycker