The final candidates for the Director of Curriculum, Communication and Innovation (DCCI) position have been selected and they are: Sally Hayes, Aimee Toth and Benjamin White. The finalists will be available to meet with community members, students and staff on Tuesday, December 18 at Camels Hump Middle School during the following time periods: 7:45-8:45 am, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 4:45 - 5:45 pm. Those who attend these sessions will be encouraged to provide feedback to help us find the right individual to fill this important role. Here is a link to the DCCI Final Candidates Update.
Our District is filled with students, staff, families and community members who care deeply about public education and preK-12 students. This commitment is a key factor in the strength of our schools and success of students. As new challenges and opportunities are presented, we want students to be prepared to excel and thrive in college, careers and life. The community engagement and strategic planning conducted over the past two years offers a path toward every student meeting their aspirations and being prepared to live and succeed in the 21st Century. To this end, the District aims to provide proven and innovative instructional methods that meet the needs of each learner and eliminate the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged students. Additionally, we are evaluating and modifying programs and supports to ensure they are effective in promoting student growth, equity and proficiency.
There are several programs and initiatives in the 2018-19 school year designed to meet the District’s goals and priorities. These include outdoor hands-on learning opportunities, personal learning plans (PLPs), embedded professional development, student internships, research-based reading and writing resources, community service and civic opportunities, inquiry-based science lessons, equity and implicit bias training for staff, summer enrichment options for students and a District language immersion program serving kindergarteners and first graders at Jericho Elementary School. Faculty and staff are engaged in designing programs, lessons and curricula that match the interests and learning profiles of students.
I look forward to working with all of you to make 2018-19 school year one of the very best.
John R. Alberghini, Ed.D.
Check out the Hour of Code and more in this week's Roundup.
Please join us for a Community Meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6-7 pm at UID School.
We will review communications sent to JES, UID and UCS families, go over important timelines and procedures, provide a UCS Principal search update, a Transition Team update and answer any questions you may have. Child care will be provided.
RES Kindergarten teacher Kristin Darling shares how she uses Flipgrid with her students to expand their educational opportunities. S01E02 - Flipgrid with Kristin Darling