FOX C-6 SUPERINTENDENT DR. NISHA PATEL ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION

FOX C-6 SUPERINTENDENT DR. NISHA PATEL ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
Posted on 01/20/2021
Dr. Nisha Patel

 {January 20, 2021} ARNOLD, MO – On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Fox C-6 Superintendent Dr. Nisha Patel announced her resignation effective June 30, 2021. Dr. Patel was recently offered and accepted the position of superintendent of schools for the School District of Clayton, located in St. Louis County. Dr. Patel has served as Fox C-6 Superintendent since June 2019, and prior to that Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools beginning in June 2016. 

Fox C-6 Board of Education President Vicki Hanson shared the following statement about Dr. Patel’s resignation:

“I want to first congratulate Dr. Patel and thank her for her years of service here at Fox C-6. We are truly grateful for Dr. Patel’s leadership and wish her the very best...I am extremely confident about finding a new superintendent that will continue the tradition of academic excellence in Fox C-6.”

Dr. Patel issued a letter to the Fox C-6 community to announce her resignation. You can read her complete letter below. 


 


 

January 20, 2021


Fox C-6 Family,


Five years ago, I started in Fox C-6 as the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools and on January 29, 2019, you gave me the honor of being your superintendent. My goal from day one has always been to serve our students, staff, and community at the highest level possible. My mission was to elevate each Fox C-6 stakeholder so that we could ensure that every child walked through our doors with a Promise to be loved and cared for so that upon graduation, they could leave with a Purpose. 


Today, I write to you to let you know that the Board of Education at The School District of Clayton approved me as their new Superintendent, beginning on July 1. While I am excited about this new phase of my journey, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I write to you today. 


The trust and support that the students, staff, and families have shown me during my time here is what will stay with me. Our parent community is one of the strongest I have ever seen and continues to grow stronger with each passing day. The success of a school district is based on a solid foundation of caring and involved parents working collaboratively with the school district. I have been fortunate to have such a supportive parent community who always believed in me and the vision I had for our district. A direct result of this collaboration is the passing of Prop P: Promise, Purpose and Progress for our students, our $40 million no tax increase bond issue. The funds in that bond issue will address some of our capital improvement needs that have sorely been needed and impact our students directly. You also have shown patience, grace and understanding as we navigate the pandemic and all the challenges we have faced since March 2020 and for that I thank you again. 


My hope is that you know that during my tenure here, I have served each of you with complete integrity with my moral compass always pointing to my True North-our students. I have always made it my goal to treat everyone I meet with respect, kindness, and understanding and always keep our focus on our students. My only wish is that I hoped to have done more for the district during my tenure as superintendent. 

 

As we move forward, we must always continue to focus on our students and their success, give them space to learn and grow, challenge them academically and love them endlessly. My hope is that I was able to play a small part of the success we have seen over the past five years and helped to make this district stronger. 


I would like you to know that I will continue to do my best in the upcoming months as we navigate through this pandemic and finish the second semester strong. Please know that I have been and always will be humbled to be your superintendent.


Respectfully,


Dr. Nisha Patel

Superintendent

Fox C-6 Schools


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