I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Bourne Public School Community. My name is Dr. Perry Davis, and I was appointed by the Bourne School Committee to be the Interim Superintendent of schools for the 19-20 school year, while the School Committee conducts a search for a new Superintendent. I have owned a condo in Bourne for the last 11 years and started vacationing in Gray Gables in 1982. My family loves coming to the beach and enjoying everything that is special about Bourne.
I have over 40 years of working in public education and 25 years of leading schools. This is my 3rd time serving as an Interim Superintendent of Schools. My role is like a marine pilot who goes aboard a ship to ensure safe passage. I have used the month of August to visit all of the schools, meet with the leadership team, work with School Committee and Community leaders to focus on having the schools ready for opening at the end of the month.
This is a year of physical and emotional change for the children, teachers and parents as we open a new school and implement a new grade configuration. I can assure everyone that there is a detailed plan to make all of these changes a reality and make it a success for all children. Like all school openings, there will be unanticipated bumps in the road. I ask the school community to work together to get it right for the children.
The teachers, staff and administrators will support the emotional needs of children. They will take time to help with the adjustment to the many changes. Change is hard for both the children and the adults.
I am honored to be a part of the Bourne Public Schools and plan to be visible in the schools and at school events. I look forward to meeting the teachers, staff, children and parents at the start of the school year.
Go Purple and White!!
Perry P. Davis, ED. D
Interim Superintendent of Schools