I am so excited to announce that I will be launching a Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council for the 2020-21 academic year. This new initiative will provide a forum for select teachers to have direct communication and interaction with me on a monthly basis, and will serve as an advisory committee for the purpose of hearing from you and working together with you to cultivate a safe, nurturing learning environment for all students and teachers.
The Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council will include teacher ambassadors from all grade levels serving as the voice for the profession. It is no secret that the closing of last school year and the opening of this school year has moved forward under some very difficult conditions. However, we never had the option to stop the work; children needed us and we needed each other. Participants of this council will engage in conversations related to safe and healthy school environments, rigorous and diverse academic experiences, robust extracurricular opportunities, comprehensive student support services, fair and consistent school culture and discipline, technology, college and career readiness, student behavior engagement, and authentic platforms for teacher voice and representation.