rau_croppedIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year.  I know this new school year brings much anticipation and excitement, and as your new Superintendent, I share that excitement with you.

Whether you are our youngest learners going to school for the first time or are returning students reconnecting with friends and meeting new teachers, our staff and building leaders await your arrival to bright, clean, and welcoming classrooms.  I am also eager to visit each school, establish relationships with our team and discover the many characteristics which make the School District of Lancaster a leader in urban education.

Central Office has been working all summer with our school leaders and teachers to support a cycle of continuous improvement.  Together, we will work to meet the needs of the whole child, not only their academic growth, but their social-emotional and physical development, and their creativity and voice.  I look forward to creating a shared vision that will culminate in every child being engaged in their school community and to ensure every single student is college and career ready.

Together We Can!


Dr. Damaris Rau

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