I am excited to officially begin as Jeffco’s Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2017. In my first few weeks, I’ll be working to meet and talk to as many people as I can – building relationships and getting to know the community.
While that’s a few weeks away, I would like to begin that conversation now. So, I have three simple questions about education in Jeffco.
- What should we keep doing?
- What should we stop doing?
- What should we start doing?
If you’d like to join in this conversation, please just comment to this posting with your answer(s) below. I will monitor this discussion regularly and jump in where that makes sense.
A reminder – some ground-rules for contributing are to be nice, be respectful of other points of view, and treat others with dignity. This does not mean that we should gloss over the important or contentious issues. It does mean that we are capable of having an important conversation, and modeling civility.
Jeffco is a politically diverse community with roughly 1/3 registered Republicans, 1/3 registered Democrats, and 1/3 registered Independent. In this era of national acrimony and discontent, I believe we have the opportunity to show the nation that – in spite of these times – we are capable of coming together around our children and our schools.
Thanks in advance for engaging – I look forward to listening and learning!