I'd like to thank each of you for always lifting up what matters most - our continuous work to create a better future for the children of Baton Rouge. As a twenty-four-year veteran of this school system, it is a tremendous honor to serve as its interim superintendent in the district that has shaped my life, the lives of my four children, and countless others in this great community. In response to my recent appointment by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, I have prepared an action plan to create an intentional focus for my service as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for our district.
This plan symbolizes my wholehearted preparation and commitment to advancing the goals of the children and families of this community. Moreover, this document represents my firm beliefs in relationship building, engaging in data-driven decision making, and seeking multiple modes of input to foster a collaborative, thriving learning community. This document serves as a fluid roadmap to foster ongoing conversation with the greater community of stakeholders and a precursor to a formal strategic planning process.
In alignment with the school board’s guiding principles, I’ve identified four cornerstones to cement our dedication and commitment to the children of this community.
● Teaching and Learning
● Health and Safety
● Operations and Organization
●Communications and Relationships
All progress will be documented and chronicled throughout the implementation of this plan. I will provide open and transparent progress reports to the board and the public periodically to drive solution-oriented feedback throughout the year.
Whether it be as an educational leader or as a private citizen, there will never come a day when I am finished Building the Future of Baton Rouge. Our collective investment is too strong, and there is too much at stake. Join me on this journey. I am confident that together, as one team with one mission, we will achieve new heights and emerge stronger and better than before.