NORWICH – Uncertainty and resilience are two themes that schools have become all too familiar with during the age of COVID-19. The Norwich City School District is no exception, having been dealt heavy blows by the pandemic, sharp cuts in state funding, and administrative changes to boot.
In spite of all that, NCSD Superintendent Scott Ryan says he’s optimistic about the direction the school district has taken, and he’s now calling on the school and the Norwich community to rally behind the Purple Tornado.
“One thing I’ve learned in my 20 years in education is that students and staff are increasingly resilient,” Ryan said. “We are adapted to change. Everything that we’ve known about education has been thrown on its head in the last year; and yet we still exist. I believe in resiliency. I believe in grit, and that’s where we are as an organization. If we want to grow and get better as an organization, then we will.”