•  In considering what I want to accomplish as your Superintendent, I sat thoughtfully with the Strategic Goals of the District. Owing to the excellent work done been my predecessors, I believe we are now in a position to more fully implement the spirit of those goals. I would like to share my vision with the community, so you know what to expect of me, and how you can help.

     

    Strategic Goal #1

    To exceed and continuously improve learner outcomes against academic standards.

     To address this goal, I have identified the following priorities:

    Professional development:

    ·        Create a Leadership Academy for Instructional and Non-Instructional Individuals, includes Associates

    ·        Study the “Changing Face of Children,” “Who are our Students” reduce suspensions – PD around teaching in poverty – Demographic study

    ·        Actively recruit minority teachers, administrators, and staff 

    Expanded Learning Opportunities: 

    ·        Elementary, school-based Extended Learning Program – Grade 1, 2, and 3

    ·        Add two, 3-year old classes a year (locally funded or grant funded)

    ·        Study the enrichment/accelerated program at Abate

    ·        Add modified sports: soccer, wrestling, lacrosse and intramurals (Prep level)

    ·        Strengthen and expand our Partnership with NCCC, including the Culinary Institute.

    ·        Continue to develop STEM partnerships leading to more STEAM (Prep School)

    ·        Initiate the English Model to follow Math Model for Accuplacer testing with NCCC.

    Expand Student Support Services:

    ·        Develop an afterschool booster program Grades 1-6 in each school

    ·        Use the survey results to bring about socio/emotional change – Mental Health Services: Suicide/pregnancy prevention.

    ·        Study transition grades – include credit/course recovery – Prep School PRIDE

     

    Working together, I know we will have a great academic year. There is much to do; I look forward to working with you.