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It is indeed a great honor to not to have a challenger in the upcoming June election.  I am looking forward to the next four years of leadership and service as Monterey County Superintendent of Schools.  Thank you so very much for all your support!

The goal that is always before me is for all students to succeed at each step of their education and be well prepared when they graduate from high school for college and the workforce.  I have established high expectations and standards of accountability, implemented transparent operations and open communication systems, and set the bar for high quality education.

We have established strong partnerships that are engaging families, schools, and communities to work together to support our children and youth.  Throughout challenging economic times and unprecedented budget cuts, we have had continuous gains in student achievement with greater improvement rates, higher graduation rates, and lower dropout rates than statewide averages.  As funding is gradually restored and local school district control is being increased, leadership is of utmost importance in planning for the best use of education dollars.

I look forward to continuing to work together toward our mission of preparing all students for success.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any ideas, questions, comments or concerns.

Sincerely,

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Nancy Kotowski
Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

From the Monterey Herald, click here for the article:

“The marked improvement in Monterey County schools these past five years can be attributed to the MCOE’s high expectations for closing achievement gaps. The MCOE is working with the schools and teacher training programs to ensure all students are well prepared to meet the high demand of academic standards needed to succeed in life.”
- 2012 Grand Jury Report in Monterey County