As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, I want to recognize all of the hard work that all of our students and staff have put forth to make this a very successful year.

I would like to also thank the Richmond community, school district, students, parents, and staff for the opportunity to serve the district for the past 15 years.  It has been a true honor and privilege working for the students and staff alike.  I have made some very dear friends and have many fond memories of my time here.

There are many transitions in life as students move from the Dear building to Sunrise, to Middle School, to High School and finally as graduates to college or work.  It is also a time of transition in my life as well.  I feel that I have accomplished many great things with the help of many people for the Richmond R-XVI School District, but it is time to pass the torch on to another leader.  I truly believe that Dr. Mike Aytes will be a good steward of education for the Richmond district and community.  I know that you will enjoy his leadership.

I truly wish this district great success in the future and that you each have a great summer.  

God Bless,
Dr. Damon Kizzire, Superintendent

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