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.
Bermuda District representative Ann Coker was elected chair of the Chesterfield County School Board last night during the board’s annual organizational meeting. Clover Hill District representative Dorothy Heffron was elected vice chair. The other School Board members are Debbie Bailey (Dale District), Ryan Harter (Matoaca District) and Kathryn Haines (Midlothian District). After her selection, Coker […]...Read Full Article
Crestwood Elementary School has been selected as a National ESEA Distinguished School. Each year, only two schools per state receive this prestigious designation. Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders announced the school’s award to students and staff members today during an outdoor assembly....Read Full Article
Chasing the northern lights. Researching Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” Exploring canals. Investigating manufacturing marvels. Learning how Scotland educates deaf students. Studying concert bands in Hawaii. These adventures in learning await six Chesterfield County teachers who were named 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence winners and will receive almost $85,000 in professional development grants from the […]...Read Full Article