The new communities that will be forged and the new friendships and support systems that will arise are worth these growing pains towards a more just and equitable education system for DeKalb County Schools. It will have its challenges.
Obviously, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I really tried to work with the school administration to help address truly important issues that seemed essential to retaining teachers and helping holistically increase student achievement. However, that style of proactive problem-solving was great for getting some things done. It was not, on the other hand, effective at building strong relationships between me and my administration.
I applaud Dr. Sauce and his team for approaching the behavior and speech ignited by this past election season with discernment and care; and I hope that other schools in our district, state, and country will create even more spaces for students and faculty to wrestle through these difficult issues as our country tries to find a way to bring itself together.
I also sit on the school council at Cross Keys High School and the entire council (and everyone present) supported Option B. In conversations with other faculty, the overwhelming majority supported Option B. (When I say "overwhelming majority" I mean that literally no one at the high school has told me they support Option A -- a Doraville HS.)
On July 2012, City of Brookhaven was incorporated. The city was born to keep tax dollars local," providing services that are truly focused on the needs of our community, and operating efficiently with full transparency” as it is stated in one... Continue Reading →
Reconciliation. That’s what we need to have right now – not only in our country, but in our local community. This week, I met with representatives from Chamblee’s Huntley Hills ES and Chamblee Charter HS, and I feel like our... Continue Reading →
Over the past few weeks, the Cross Keys High School Council has been gathering input from various stakeholders in the Buford Highway community. Today, Principal Heard (Cross Keys HS) and Principal Anthony (Sequoyah MS) issued their schools' position papers in... Continue Reading →
When I think back over the course of this year, and all the work the students put in to The BuHi Project, I am amazed at how much we were able to accomplish. I have had several students make significant gains in reading. They’ve gone from a fifth-grade reading level (as assessed by the STAR Reader program) to an eighth-grade reading level – and in some cases even higher.
Tiempo para la redistribución del distrito La traduccion junto a Byron Delgado y Annie Boze Hace dos semanas, las Escuelas del Condado de DeKalb organizó dos sesiones para informar a la comunidad con respecto a la sobrepoblación del grupo de... Continue Reading →