Superintendent Reports

Superintendent Beth Cobb

  • Beth CobbBeth Cobb was appointed as the first Superintendent of the newly formed Essex Westford School District and began July 1, 2017. Cobb, a native of Massachusetts and a career Vermont educator, was the Superintendent in the Orange East Supervisory Union in Bradford before her time in the EWSD.

    A graduate of Lyndon State College, she received her Master of Education from the University of Southern New Hampshire.

    Cobb is also a graduate of the Snelling Center Vermont School Leadership Project and the Vermont Superintendents’ Association Leadership Academy.

2022-2023 Welcome Back Message

  • Dear EWSD Families,

    EWSD Turns Five!

    Welcome to our 2022-2023 school year, our fifth year as one district! I hope your summer was rejuvenating; our weather has been amazing, a true gift! A warm welcome to our newest families, and thank you for choosing our community!  

    Our summer has been a busy one. Many of our staff members have spent the summer preparing food for our community children, working endlessly to get our buildings ready for learning and campuses ready for play. The office staff have been busy ordering and receiving supplies, registering students, and preparing for the start of school. Our principals have been strategically planning and preparing for the new school year and many teachers have taken courses and worked on their curriculum this summer. The schools have been active, and we can’t wait to have students fill them again!

    The EWSD is a special place to work, grow, and learn. Five years ago, we created our vision: Growing hearts and minds for a better today and tomorrow, every day, every way, every one. Daily, through conversations and observations, I witness our school community moving closer and closer to this vision, and I also am realistic and know we have a long way to go to reach this north star. I am honored to be your superintendent, guiding and supporting the journey as we strive to be a district where all students and staff are happy and proud to be a part of our school community.  

    Engaging in your child’s education is vital to their success. This fall our School Board will be actively seeking community input in designing an EWSD Portrait of a Graduate. Battelle for Kids, a national company, will facilitate the process on four Wednesday evenings in the fall and early winter. It will be necessary for EWSD community members to join and engage in the process. Be on the lookout for more information!  

    Have a wonderful school year and I look forward to seeing you at school events.  

    Yours in Education,


    Beth Cobb
    EWSD Superintendent

    Beth Cobb reading to students