Superintendent's Message

August 2018

Dear Families of Frontier Regional and Union #38 Students:

It’s that time of year!

For those of you who don’t know me, I am in my eleventh year in this vibrant and well-respected district. In my new role as Interim Superintendent, I want to introduce myself and share how excited I am to welcome our students and families to the 2018-2019 school year.

Each of our five schools creates a unique school community. Our schools thrive because of the strong partnerships we enjoy with our students’ families and the broader communities. This is not just your child’s school, but a school community--one that everyone is a vital part of and should be proud of.  Please come learn more about what happens each day in our schools and take advantage of the many opportunities we offer for family members to become involved.

The new beginning of each school year allows us to reset our buildings, refine our programs and welcome new educators to our buildings. This year we welcome 14 new faculty members to our five schools and close to a dozen new staff members, a new Interim Superintendent, a new Business Manager, a new principal at the Whately Elementary School and Frontier Regional School and a new Assistant Principal at Deerfield Elementary School.  

Along with your School Committees, I welcome the chance to both share our opportunities and challenges throughout the year and to address any questions or concerns that you may have—please do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime. I also encourage you to visit our website(s) for announcements, scheduling, and frequent updates at
Thank you for your continued commitment to our schools and staff—your ongoing support makes all the difference!

I look forward to getting the school year started.


Darius Modestow,

Interim Superintendent


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