Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools, reaffirmed the district’s commitment to the K-L Learning Commitment at Opening Day, the day before the first day of school, when teachers, teachers’ aides, special services, and administrators met together, then as schools and departments.
He acknowledged how reshaping school to the framework of the K-L Learning Commitment requires educators to participate in an active learning journey of their own.
“This year we have a new team who will help all of us with professional learning,” said Selesnick. “We welcome Mary Ford, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, who together with Chris Nelson, Director of Technology, veteran staff developer Candy Wilmot, and new staff developers Catherine Graybosch and Alison Porcelli, have been working this summer to think about what professional learning can look like in our district as we move forward.”
KLSD educators are already implementing lessons that inspire students to become increasingly curious and imaginative, respectful, kind, and self-confident—and that impart the necessary content knowledge.
“KLSD’s professional development will create greater capacity and coherence,” said Mary Ford. “Together will we support each other towards new practices and new strengths.”