Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jeffco Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of seismic changes in Jeffco. This past spring, the Board of Education decided to make a change in the leadership of the […]Read More Looking Back & Looking Forward
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?
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 […]Read More Autonomy or Empowerment?
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
You may recall the following forms of conflict from one of your secondary English literature or composition courses: Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Society Man vs. Self Perhaps this is an oversimplification, but it’s fair to say that almost every tale, story, novel, movie, or TV show going back thousands of years […]Read More The Conflict Narrative & the Human Brain