There are many great things happening in PV Schools that we should be proud of and our community continues to demonstrate their generosity. The Paradise Valley Education Association (PVEA) again sponsored for the fourth year in a row, the Dresses and Ties for Girls and Guys event. This event allows students from our high schools to select—free of charge—dresses, suits, shoes, and accessories for their prom. I had the opportunity to spend some time at the first event and it was so amazing to see our teachers helping our students pick out dresses and suits. I cannot express how grateful I am that our teachers, who give unconditionally every single day, continue to support our students during their weekends and evenings. It truly demonstrates how much our staff cares about our students.

Hope to see you at our last Bagels with the Governing Board event on Thursday, April 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. at North Ranch Elementary School, located at 16406 N. 61st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. There will be an opportunity for our community to greet and welcome Dr. Jesse Welsh, who will be PVSchools' next superintendent, and to thank Dr. Lee for his leadership over the past decade.

Read more about Dr. Jesse Welsh.