• Carrie Hruby
    Carrie Hruby, Superintendent
     
    The schools.  Often that is the answer I hear when I ask O'Fallon residents what brought them to the area.  When casually talking with parents/community members, I frequently hear them say the quality of our school system is the reason they moved here.  Often they follow up by sharing where they work, and that their job brought them to the vicinity, but they chose to live on this side of the river, and specifically selected O'Fallon District 90 because of the school system and its strong reputation.

    I was recently talking to a fellow educator who works in a nearby district about this topic.  She shared that she moved to District 90 a few weeks ago to ensure her young daughter could attend our schools.  I was pleased to hear her say she didn't care which one of our school boundaries she moved into, but knew it had to be in District 90 because all of our schools are excellent.  She was right.  Each of our seven schools is strong in its own unique way.  While they are different sizes with different strengths, each are home to outstanding educators who put students first.

    I could relate to her story.  The reputation of O'Fallon schools also brought me and my family to this area.  My husband has worked in the area for several years, and is very happy with his company.  He previously commuted to the area from our home in Chatham where I served as Assistant Superintendent then Superintendent for a total of 11 years.  In looking for my family to be closer together, I researched school districts.  I wanted not only to work in a great system but also to place my five children in a system that would give them the best educational opportunities possible.  I found that in O'Fallon 90 and in OTHS.  I would love to hear from you about the reasons you came to the area.  I enjoy sharing these stories with our staff and parents.