Message from Our Superintendent

Message from Our Superintendent


L MillingtonDear Parents, Friends and Faculty,

It is with warmth and gratitude that I write this letter for I am truly honored to become a member of this wonderful school community.  A strong passion and dedication in service to students was clear from my very first experience and I remain impressed with the district’s innovative programs, strong educational values, and spoken desire to serve every student.  I could not have hoped for a better fit and I look forward to working alongside the staff and community to provide the best educational outcomes for the students of Brookfield, Braintree and Randolph.

As for myself, I have spent twenty-years in public education, the last six as a high school principal.  I have learned the value of rolling-up my sleeves, working alongside communities to explore new ideas, and crafting the best of those ideas into programs that serve students exceptionally well.  I believe in the potential of every student, and that it is our role as a community to come together to create educational programs that allow them to achieve and excel socially, emotionally and intellectually.  It is my hope that together we can build upon the incredible foundation that already exists at OSSD to continually improve what we do on behalf of students.

It has already been a terrific start to the school year, with so many people pitching in to help ensure a smooth transition. I deeply appreciate your efforts. 

Now that the opening of school has passed, I am very excited to begin meeting with members of the entire school community to better understand the needs and desires of the community and district.  To that end, we will be holding community forums on a fairly regular basis in order to establish strong lines of communication and better understand what the community is looking for from its schools. I hope you'll be able to join us at one or more of these.

In the meantime, my goals for the first few months of the school year remain fairly simple: to understand the district as it currently stands; and through that examination to discover what unexplored possibilities exist that, if pursued, may provide the best possible outcomes for our students. 

Thanks to everyone for your warm welcome, and here's to an exciting year ahead.

Most Sincerely,
Layne W. Millington

P.S. Our annual Statement of Non-Discrimination can be viewed or downloaded from the "documents" box to the left.