Letter from new Supt. Johnson to families

Dear families: A letter from new Supt. Johnson
Posted on 03/06/2019
superintendent johnson with southlawn first-graders on his first day.

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new superintendent of the West Irondequoit Central School District. West Irondequoit has a rich tradition of excellence focused on developing successful, healthy and compassionate graduates. With that, comes a strong sense of pride that makes West Irondequoit a superb place to live and raise a family. Marked by a hardworking and progressive staff, this District offers a comprehensive and supportive learning environment where children are at the heart of what we do. For all of these reasons and more, my wife, Ainslie, and son, Abel, are delighted to now call West Irondequoit
our home.

In education, relationships and trust are critical. Knowing that both take time and effort to grow, they will be my immediate priority. Entering into a new school culture is challenging. To guide me, I have created a simple entry plan that is available on our website. As I discover more about our school and community, this will include opportunities for student, parent and community engagement. If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling the District Office or email me at: aaron_johnson@westiron.monroe.edu.

Selecting your next leader was a tall task, especially after having such a well-respected, longstanding Superintendent in Mr. Jeff Crane. My gratitude goes out to the many stakeholders who offered input to define the vision for what you sought in your next Superintendent. Powered by your insight, the Board of Education managed this extreme challenge with poise and grace to present a rigorous yet warm selection process. I could not be any happier and more honored to have been selected to serve this District and community.

Thank you to the Board of Education and you for choosing me to be your new partner and lead learner.


Aaron Johnson, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools
West Irondequoit Central School District