Superintendent's Message

Dr Martin
Welcome to Patrick County Schools.  I am honored to serve as the Acting School Superintendent and to conduct the search for the next Superintendent of Schools over the months to come.  Upon my arrival in Patrick County, I was immediately struck with the sense of commitment and professionalism toward the school division and its mission – “…to educate all Patrick County children to prepare them for college or a career.”  Every employee of the school division is proud of their past achievements – in the classroom, in the offices, and on the playing field – but I have come to know that past achievements were not due to complacency and satisfaction with the status quo.  Patrick County Public Schools is what it is because a staff of dedicated, aspiring men and women have a common goal to do what is best for students.


During the opening of school Convocation, all employees and partners in the community will be invited to validate that we are all teachers to students and we must unite all voices for the benefit of students.  Once we speak with one voice, we can assist students in making dreams and visions for the future. Every adult in Patrick County has a critical piece to the puzzle. With this unity of voices, Patrick County Schools, and Patrick County at-large, will become a beacon for others to emulate.  


Please take the time to explore and navigate the Patrick County Schools’ website.  You will find excellence and quality in the jobs we do every day…educating the future.  In a quote by Charles DuBois, “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”  That is what happens everyday in Patrick County Schools. We do whatever it takes to ensure every child reaches their fullest potential and becomes the vision and dreams they have for themselves.

Dr. J. David Martin

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