Principal's Message

Principal's Message


CHS Principal Doug Murray [photo credit:  Pastor Photography]

Dear CHS Parents/Guardians:

As a Chardon native, graduate and educator, I am proud to call Chardon my home.

I have spent most of my life writing and speaking in metaphors, analogies and parables. Empowering others to reach beyond the surface of knowledge is one key to the success of any organization. Furthermore, cultivating a community that thrives and nurtures students to define themselves - within their story - is what makes us so strong at Chardon.

The times we are currently facing have challenged us to create new systems to refine what we do best: educate tomorrow's leaders to guide them to their purpose throughout any obstacle. Our kids are resilient and amazing. So are you. 

We are not running on a mouse wheel. Rather, we are paving a new course and path that works within the framework and our core values and mission at Chardon.

The world has redefined superheroes in the past year, and we are a part of that team. We are ready, and the time is now to lace up and get on the path. CHS is prepared and knows that each day will provide us with the opportunity to see the beauty in the little things, most of all our connection with one another regardless of the barriers in front of us. We are educators, and we know how to adapt.

Hilltoppers are all a part of something much bigger than ourselves - much greater than the 88 square miles of our district. The most important hallmark to reflect upon is the reality that your influence matters, your words matter, and your efforts are the key elements that make us so strong. 

My continued vision is to cultivate and continue to build upon the relationships of all students and staff, focusing on gratitude, building upon our core values and PBIS initiatives, refining our programs, and sharing our message and story with the community.

Families and our students are strongly encouraged to stay in touch with the latest weekly information and announcements from CHS via the Week in Reflection Newsletter.


Douglas P. Murray

CHS Principal

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