A Message from the Superintendent
As the new Superintendent of Ferndale Schools, I would like to start by expressing how excited and privileged I feel to be part of such an amazing community. It is my distinct pleasure to serve this community and work with all of you to continue to move Ferndale in a positive direction.
At Ferndale we are committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience and have an award-winning fine arts programs, successful athletic teams that emphasize good sportsmanship both on and off the field and career oriented experiences that can help students make a successful transition into their future careers, and an abundance of ways for students to establish connections with their school and community.
The entire educational community is dedicated to creating opportunities for learning and personal growth in welcoming environments that encourage creativity, diversity, collaboration, inquisitiveness, and critical thinking skills. The goal is to impart on our students knowledge and skills that will enable them to compete on a global scale, but also to relate to and appreciate their fellow citizens. We aim to provide our students with authentic learning experiences where they can take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in real world situations. Beyond imparting knowledge, our educators cultivate the vital skills of critical thinking and problem solving so our students will grow into independent thinkers who make informed decisions.
Our educators teach to the whole child and develop meaningful partnerships with students and their families. In this way, we encourage and value communication to improve the educational process for each individual student and the entire district. Collaboration with the community is vital to any great school district and works to create a synergistic relationship between the school district and the entire community that benefits everyone.
As our children progress towards taking on the many responsibilities they will face as adults they will need the strength of character and compassion to carry out these responsibilities and it is our duty as a community to ensure they are ready for the task. At Ferndale Schools we believe that working through our challenges together as a community will allow us to succeed in the future. Our work together requires teamwork, collaboration and shared leadership toward a common mission, vision, values and goals.
Please feel free to call or come by anytime if you would like to connect.
Dania H. Bazzi, PhD
Dania H. Bazzi | 248-586-8652
CORRECTION: Kindergarten JumpStart is
- Tuesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 25
- 8:00am - noon
The Ferndale Schools Board of Education is excited to announce the two finalists in the search for our next Superintendent.
- Dr. Dania Bazzi, Superintendent, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
- Dr. Yvonne Stokes, Academic Improvement Officer, Indianapolis Public Schools
“I want to thank all the candidates and community members who dedicated so much time and effort to this process. These interviews reinforced the expertise, wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience this group of candidates can bring to the students of Ferndale Schools. We look forward to spending more time with the finalists this week. I want to encourage everyone invested in our schools to join us during the remainder of the interview process and provide the Board with their feedback and thoughts,” said Jennifer LaTosch, President of the Ferndale Schools Board of Education.
The interview process will continue in earnest on Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd with each candidate spending a day touring the district. Both finalists will also visit the All-District June Fair on Friday, June 2nd, 5pm (Ferndale Lower Elementary School - 2610 Pinecrest, Ferndale, MI 48220). The final interviews will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at 9am in the Ferndale High School Media Center. All interviews are open to the public.