September Superintendent Chats
28 September 2012
We completed the first round of superintendent chats this past week. Thanks to the nearly fifty families that were represented at the two sessions. We hope the engagement was meaningful and provided insights for all that participated. During follow up conversations, a suggestion was made to post the presentation to the website. Click here for the Superintendent Chat Slideshow. Additionally, folks wondered about the frequency for future chats. Our Senior Leader Team is meeting to discuss upcoming topics and timelines for future chats. To that end, please consider using the comment tab at the end of this post to suggest topics that you believe would be beneficial to the community for future principal and superintendent chats. Thanks again to all that attended! Engagement will be critical as we continue our journey of going from great to greater! If you missed it but want the short version...
The district's work for this year will center on:
- Literacy Alignment: How do we purposefully engage students in reading and writing, every day, regardless of content or grade level? Teams of leaders and teachers will be assessing our current Reading/Language Arts/English curriculum for further development and deployment. We will benchmark to districts that are having greater success and then build on our program.
- Performance Appraisal: How are we evaluating our staff? District leaders are retooling the teacher and principal evaluation system. All principals will go through a rigorous training process to provide meaningful and timely feedback on performance to our staff and faculty.
- Instruction: How are we providing teaching and learning for every student, every time, all the time? Regardless of socioeconomic, race, gender, or disability, we have a duty to educate all students. Embedding an instructional framework will continue to be a focus for years to come.
- District Culture: Are we a great place for our employees? We want to continue to be a destination choice for the best and brightest in education. Creating a work environment that attracts and retains talent will be a priority.
- Work Process Analysis: How do we answer the question of are we luck or are we good? Shifting toward a management by fact system through data analysis will help us prove practice and abandon those things that do not work.
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