A message from the SuperintendeNT
July 1, 2021
Dear Page County Students, Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Community Members,
It is truly my honor and privilege to serve as your new superintendent of schools. I look forward to continuing to build on the great work and many accomplishments of teachers and staff, students, and families in Page County. I also want to partner with you to ensure that each and every one of our students finds success and grows academically, socially, and emotionally. I am committed to fully collaborating with all of you, ensuring that we have open and timely communication and that we support and uplift each other along the way.
I would like to take a moment to share a few things about my family and me. I grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, and completed my college work at Old Dominion University and the College of William and Mary. My husband Reggie and I raised our two boys in Yorktown – Joshua is a 2020 graduate of James Madison University and Aaron is a 2021 graduate of Old Dominion University. After 35 years with the York County School Division, Reggie retired two years ago and now works part-time for the Virginia Department of Education supporting virtual learning programs. We all look forward to becoming part of the Page County community.
As I begin my work, I will take time to listen and learn from the Page Schools community. This will include meeting with you to get to know you, gather feedback, hear concerns, celebrate successes, and outline opportunities. Information about these opportunities to meet will be posted on the division website and social media, but if you cannot make it to one of the sessions, please reach out to me via email or phone.
Our journey is one that we will and must take together. I believe that if we use our collective knowledge and skills, there is nothing that we cannot achieve for students. While we certainly have had to overcome challenges thrown our way this past year, we now have many opportunities to work together to move forward in very positive ways. When students come through our doors, we want them to know they are in a place to learn, but also in a safe place that cares about them deeply, wants to engage with them, and works hard to prepare a path that will help them grow and develop. To do this, we must also take care of the teachers and staff who work hard each and every day by ensuring they have the resources and training they need to fully engage with their work. We must also partner with families and the community in ways that are collaborative, open, and responsive.
Thank you to everyone who has extended to me the warmest of welcomes. I look forward to meeting everyone in the coming days, and I hope everyone enjoys the summer and the renewal it can bring.
Antonia M. Fox, Ed.D.