Early Steps on the Restart Plan

The following message was distributed via the “Community Update” to Jeffco families and staff on May 15, 2020. Today was also graduation day at 11 of our schools, who found creative ways of honoring their graduates. This week, we presented to the Board of Education our initial thinking around a model for the start of […]

Read More Early Steps on the Restart Plan

Some Thoughts on Testing

This month, students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is required to administer these assessments under both state and federal law. It can be rightly argued that the nation’s system of standardized assessments […]

Read More Some Thoughts on Testing

What Makes a Great School?

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and engaging conversations across Jeffco about the ideas in that report to determine if they are the right “fit” for Jeffco going forward. Generations focuses on three main […]

Read More What Makes a Great School?

3 Questions on Jeffco Generations

On October 11, 2017 and to coincide with my 100th day as Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools, we released a document called Jeffco Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since then, we’ve also added translated versions of the document, as well as support materials including a 4-page summary brochure and a poster of the […]

Read More 3 Questions on Jeffco Generations

Jeffco Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools

On this day, October 11, 2017, I’m proud to release this new vision document for Jeffco Public Schools. Please take the time to review and thoughtfully consider the ideas and direction presented, and then feel free to post questions, comments, or suggestions here. As always, I will work to respond personally. Thanks to everyone involved […]

Read More Jeffco Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools