Chairman Edwards, Vice-Chair Sweet-Bellito, and members of the Board.
marks the first time I have had the pleasure to stand before you in the role
of facilitating the implementation and overall coordination of the division’s
strategic plan, Compass to 2015.
|Before we begin
the presentation this evening, it is essential to recognize the leadership
and the involvement of stakeholders all across the division who have invested
their time in strategic planning designed for student success in this
inaugural year. Dr. Merrill and one of the co-chairs for each of the
strategic objectives will present the mid-year progress report and share
firsthand the work that each of the action teams has so diligently
accomplished over the past several months for each of the objectives.
throughout the division have established a firm commitment that every student
in Virginia Beach needs 21st century knowledge and skills to
succeed as effective citizens, workers, and leaders in the 21st
century. This commitment carries a
dual focus in which the work is cultivating an organizational existence to
help all of the youth to grow and increase their capacities in a global
society, and to create opportunities for adults as learners and for students
as learners to reflect on the teaching and learning practices necessary to
inspire personal and professional growth.
further delay, Dr. Merrill will begin the presentation. Dr. Merrill….