Valley School District

Superintendent

A message from your Superintendent

It is extremely exciting to have been selected to serve as the Superintendent of Valley School District! Valley School District is a very special place because of the incredible staff, students, and community and I really look forward to being a part of this wonderful team. Because relationships are the most important part of a school district, I look forward to getting to know all of you on a personal level. My educational philosophy is centered on relationships, teamwork, and continuous improvement which relates very well to the Valley Purpose and Mission:

Purpose

The Valley School District exists to improve the lives of children and families. This purpose focuses on both the present and the future. In the present, we provide learning experiences and services that are responsive to needs, engaging, supportive and safe. In the future, lives are improved through the positive skills, competencies and attitudes our students will apply in their homes, work places and communities.

All Valley School District staff have essential roles in realizing our collective purpose. Whether on the school bus or in the classroom, in the kitchen or in the boardroom, we are all constantly seeking to improve the lives of those we serve.

Mission

The mission of the Valley School District is to provide a positive educational experience, which will assist all students in developing skills, competencies, and attitudes, which are fundamental to being a contributing and responsible citizen.

Last year marked my twentieth year of serving in the educational field, ten of those years were in the classroom teaching science and coaching and ten of those years were in administration in different capacities as a principal assistant, assistant principal, and principal. My wife Stacy and I have two amazing daughters, and as a father I want the best for my children. Likewise, I want the very best for the students we serve in Valley School District. Every student in our district deserves our very best every day.

I am honored to serve as the superintendent of Valley School District and look forward to working with you over the next year. We exist to “Improve the lives of children and families.”

Ben Ferney
Superintendent