Two years ago I came to Old Fort Local Schools after many years in larger districts. It didn’t take me long to discover what so many of you already knew. Old Fort is a special place, with a staff who gives 110% to the most amazing kids I have ever seen! Being from a small town myself, Old Fort feels like home. It has provided a wonderful educational experience and tremendous support system for my own children, who are now young Stockaders. I am proud to be the leader of Old Fort Local Schools, and there’s no place else I’d rather be!

Old Fort has a long tradition of community support for our school district. The citizens of our community are active and highly engaged, as evidenced by healthy spectator support at all of our student events. The Stockader athletic programs, music and drama programs, FFA, and all extra curricular activities have a remarkable following. Our students grow up in a nurturing culture with a community that deeply cares, while our students continually provide our community with a sense of pride for all they do and who they are, This mutually supportive relationship is an ideal that many other districts would love to have. Old Fort is very blessed!

Recently, the following Core Values were adopted by our school board: Pride, Relationships, Integrity and Excellence. Each one of these words encompasses a unique aspect of our school community. As a district, we work hard to make financially responsible decisions, taking into consideration the desires of our community and the best interests of our students. We strive to be transparent and upfront with district interests, and we value our partnerships with community organizations, such as The Old Fort Lions Club and the Reverse Raffle Committee.

This year may present unique challenges, unlike those any school district has ever experienced in the past. However, I am confident that our leaders and board will make the right decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff. We will continue to persevere through these challenging times because we are STOCKADER STRONG!!! On behalf of our Board of Education, our Leadership Team and all of our employees, thank you for choosing Old Fort Local Schools!

With Children at Heart,

Mrs. Laura F. Bryant

Laura Bryant