A Message from the Superintendent

My wish for the CVCC family for the 2023-24 school year is optimism. By nature, I am an optimistic person who believes everything happens for a reason. Hard times or failure makes us stronger and good times come from hard work and should be celebrated.

I shared this advice with students at their commencement in the spring: “Be curious, have resilience, and celebrate.” Curiosity allows us to learn, to not assume there is only one right answer, and to be a good listener. Having resiliency allows us to learn from failure, stay positive in adversity, and keep moving forward when times are tough. Lastly, celebrating ensures we see there is more good in the world than bad and that even the smallest gesture can have a huge impact on those around us.

I am excited about the year ahead and all the celebration worthy moments we will share. Let’s have a great year! 

David Mangas
Dave Mangas Portrait

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center prepares youth and adults to enter, compete, advance, and lead in an ever changing world of work, college, and careers.