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A Welcome Back Message from Superintendent Dr. Doug Van Zyl

September 9, 2022

Middle School Student in Computer Room Group of High School Students in Hallway at High School Three elementary students smiling with backpacks on in school with brick wall 

Welcome back! Tuesday, September 6 marked the first day of the 2022-23 school year. Our Lakeville Area Schools staff worked hard throughout the summer to prepare for a new school year. We are all looking forward to reconnecting with students and for another year of learning and development. 

I am excited to be serving as your Superintendent as we begin a new school year and a new strategic plan. Our top priority remains ensuring the success of every student. I believe our new strategic plan will help us maintain that priority. You can learn more about the strategic plan at

To see all the excitement from the first day of school, please view our Facebook albums at Post your first day of school pictures on social media and share your aspirations for the new school year using #194FirstDay.

Thank you for your continued partnership and have an amazing school year!

Portrait and signature of Dr. Doug Van Zyl