A Provocation on Equity

This morning, I kicked off a district training put on by the National Equity Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to examining and raising the issue of equity in schools. Here are my remarks to Jeffco school and system leaders. I want to start your day with a provocation. When we talk about equity, you hear […]

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Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Statement on Charlottesville

The following message was distributed to Jeffco Public Schools staff, families, and community today, regarding the recent violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. As this is a community concern, I’d welcome any feedback or critique of the message I sent. Dear Jeffco Community, Families, Students, and Staff, The events in Charlottesville, VA and what they mean […]

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“The ties that bind us…”

“The ties that bind us are stronger than the occasional stresses that separate us.” – General Colin Powell. Last week, I was the speaker at the regular meeting of the Jeffco Republican Men’s Club. Thanks to organizer Fred Holden for helping coordinate my attendance and the warm welcome I received at the meeting. Rather than […]

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Embarkation, Task, & 3rd Grade Math

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to the administrative staff from Jeffco, who were coming back from their summer break for some beginning-of-school-year training in preparation for this upcoming school year. The Superintendent’s beginning of year talk is intended to set the tone for the upcoming school year. Too often, these talks are […]

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