Leadership News January, 2023
Leadership Update: January 27, 2023
My dear colleague, Mary Ford, our district’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, has decided to retire at the end of this school year. I will be recommending to our Board of Education that they accept her resignation for purpose of retirement at our meeting next week. As much as I will miss Mary’s thoughtful collaboration and leadership, I am happy for her and wish her only good health and great joy in her future.
In her five years with us, Mary has developed a professional learning team that provided invaluable support to our staff through the pandemic and that continues supporting our teachers daily. She has brought wisdom, insight, and expertise to the field of literacy, in particular, and to our understanding of pedagogy more broadly. She has supported multiple cohorts of teachers in our innovation initiative. And she has infused the spirit of continual improvement in all that we do.
Mary is a kind, thoughtful, generous, and devoted professional. We will miss her enormously when she leaves us in June. For the remainder of this year, she will continue supporting our colleagues and our students. She will also be working to ensure a seamless transition for her successor, for whom we anticipate commencing a search shortly after next week’s BOE meeting.
My thanks and appreciation to Mary Ford for the countless ways she has supported KLSD these past five years.
Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools