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.