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Welcome Back! 

Dr. Angela Williams

Dr. Angela Williams

It is with great honor and privilege that I begin my 3rd year as Superintendent of Burke County Public Schools (BCPS). In doing so, I reflect on the tremendous challenges we’ve overcome, the opportunities we’ve been afforded, and the successes we’ve experienced by working together as a team.  Our theme for this year is Teaming Up to Make Burke Work! It is crystal clear that when we work together, our students, our staff, and our school system thrives. Strong schools and strong community go hand in hand. Now, more than ever, our students need their support system working together to realize our vision that each student leaves equipped for a world of possibilities.


Each year brings positive change, which includes additions to our team. I am delighted to welcome aboard all of our new employees and families and welcome back all of those returning.

Many of our new teachers are Burke County graduates who’ve chosen to come back and serve in the community they call home. Several others have been led to return to BCPS after having worked in other districts and other careers, in some cases. Some have even been in the district, serving in other capacities while preparing themselves for this new and exciting opportunity. Others have chosen to commute in order to join our team for what we hope will be for a long time. All signs point to an incredible and productive new school year, and each of our schools has been entrusted with the right leadership to advance our mission of igniting a passion for learning that leads to excellence.


We will move forward this year with even greater dedication and enthusiasm than you’ve come to expect. It is more important than ever that we continue to develop and maintain great partnerships to ensure the success of our students. With a dedicated Board of Education, dynamic staff, engaged parents, and hardworking students, we will continue to see our students excel. The strong community partnerships, local businesses, postsecondary institutions, and civic groups aren’t just appreciated; they are a vital part of our strategic plan.


We invite our community to join us for Open House on Friday, July 29 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Because of the potential number of guests and out of an abundance of caution, masks are strongly recommended but not required. All new student registration and returning student annual verification will be completed online. Please take time to complete these before Friday, July 29. The online returning student annual verification process replaces all of the paper forms that have traditionally been sent home at the beginning of each school year and ensures the information is updated in a more timely manner. If needed, someone will be available at each school during Open House to assist with the process. The first official day of school for students is Monday, August 1.


Please look for other important information on the district website. You may also get frequent updates by subscribing to the district’s social media pages, calendar, and the BC App.


Sending my gratitude and best to all as we launch into a new school year.



Dr. Angela Williams