Getting ALL of our students to graduate is not enough. We must aim for EACH, which is very different than ALL. EACH is different because of the meaning of personalization, individualization, and customization. EACH implies that we must take what is unique about every single student and use it to create a pathway to success. We must know who they are; where they come from; what their interest, passion, and genius are; what goals they set for themselves; and what they dream about for the future. Using what we know about EACH student will allow us to design opportunities and create experiences that give EACH student the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to make it happen.
I am interested in allowing students to find their identity and purpose and to develop a deep-seated belief that anything is possible. I am also interested in not only leading our students to graduation, but to empower them to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful in whatever path they choose. I aim for our Knights to be life-ready AND future-ready.
We have to work backwards from this desired outcome and create:
The road that lies before us is not easy, nor is it clear. It will take hard work, teamwork, persistence, reflection, and an organization committed to making this vision a reality. I’m excited about the journey that lies ahead, and I am honored to travel it with you.
Chesterfield County school and community leaders today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Reams Road Elementary School. This is one of the projects approved by Chesterfield County voters through the 2013 school bond referendum. Budgeted for $35.49 million, the new Reams Road Elementary was completed on time and under budget. Video of the ceremony […]...Read Full Article
Chesterfield County Public Schools today unveiled two vans designed to connect with students and families where they are: The bookmobile van will promote reading in neighborhoods around Falling Creek Middle and Meadowbrook High. Lisa Signorelli of Falling Creek Middle and Kristin Thrower of Meadowbrook High are the book ladies who have been making a difference […]...Read Full Article
Superintendent’s Memo 148-21 announces that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking public comment on its state plan under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund. The VDOE requests input from the public on how funds retained at the state level should be used to assist school divisions […]...Read Full Article