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Superintendent Message: September 2019

Convocation, the District’s back to school event for staff, is the only time of the year when our more than 1,200 staff members gather in one place, for one moment.


I had the pleasure of addressing staff during this valuable moment together to reflect on our districtwide equity initiative, renew energy toward our goal of 100 percent graduation and recognize the powerful moments staff create that change students’ lives.


I hear countless stories from students and staff about such moments that have transformed futures. From discovering a newfound interest in math to being the first in a family to graduate high school, moments have power.


I challenged staff, and I encourage everyone, to commit to being intentional in creating moments that matter in the lives of our youth. Become the author of moments that can change the world.


Please enjoy this short video that captures some highlights from Convocation in relation to making moments that help ensure every student graduates.



Laurie Dent, Ph.D.