Autonomy or Empowerment?

This Friday, I had the chance to spend 2 hours talking about the Jeffco Generations report with about 125 of Jeffco’s instructional coaches. These folks are typically classroom teachers who have strengths in teaching others about instructional best practices in buildings. The conversation was fast moving and exciting, and it was a real treat for me […]

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On the Issues: If I Had a Billion Dollars, and Marijuana Money Saved the Day …

During my first 100+ days, I have been speaking with many stakeholders in our community. In this new communication, On the Issues, I’ll be working to address questions asked and issues raised during these visits, directly and in a responsive manner. In this first edition, I’ll be talking about Jeffco Public Schools’ budget. Is Jeffco’s […]

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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 […]

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Launching Jeffco University

One of the early goals we have for Jeffco Public Schools is working to engage our community with the things happening in our schools, building up that important reciprocal relationship. Toward that end, we’ve started taking applications for Jeffco University, a citizens’ academy to engage with our schools and learn more about how they work. […]

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