Superintendent's Conference Day

What happens at a Superintendent’s Conference Day?

Teachers learn, connect and recenter.

Superintendent Selenick kicked off the gathering of all district educators on February 16 with shout-outs to some of the wonderful things he’d seen around Katonah-Lewisboro Schools that week—including student-led assemblies at multiple grade levels.

He also introduced Mike Sammartano, KLSD Staff Developer for Instructional Technology, who delivered a keynote that got everyone talking for the remainder of the day. Sammartano presented the facts about students’ immersion in technology, and explored the unexpected connection between educators’ efforts in understanding and using modern technology tools and building relationships with students that result in positive learning outcomes.

The theme of the day was Belonging and Relevance through Social and Emotional Learning

The afternoon was reserved for building, grade and department collaboration, with time folded in for getting to know colleagues and revitalization.

"It was fantastic to have a full day dedicated to professional development," said Dr. Drake. "Our educators are not only committed to ongoing learning, but many also volunteered to lead sessions, allowing us to learn from one another."

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