New superintendent presents nine-point plan for D.167

2013-11-18T22:15:00Z 2013-11-18T23:38:17Z New superintendent presents nine-point plan for D.167David P. Funk Times Correspondent
November 18, 2013 10:15 pm  • 

GLENWOOD | Superintendent Valorie Moore presented her nine-part plan Monday night to move Brookwood Elementary District 167 "to the next level" to the School Board.

"The vision of the superintendent is to work with staff, with our board of education, our community and students to move from good to great," Moore said. "We want to make sure we have a dynamic organization which inspires enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration among all stakeholders in order to provide a world-class education."

Moore's 15-minute presentation focused on nine points, which include accelerating academic achievement, ensuring the district has effective teachers and principles, "cultivating partnerships" with volunteers and residents, nurturing a "culture of high engagement," incorporating evidence-based date into assessments, maintaining district financial stability, increasing access to technology, strengthening public trust and expanding early childhood programs.

The superintendent stressed her presentation included suggestions for the School Board based on her observations and any action taken would require board approval.

"We're talking about bringing in programs for all kinds of kids," Moore said. "Of course, any input that our community has and any direction that our board of education has for us, that's what we will be doing."

Moore has worked in education for 30 years, most recently as superintendent for Lindop District 92 and has a doctorate in education administration from Roosevelt University.

She began her time with District 167 on July 1, succeeding Pam Hollich, who retired. Moore said when she was hired that she would spend 90 days listening to district stakeholders. The plan she presented was the result of that listening, she said.

"(These nine points) are basically based on listening to everyone because I do believe that there is art to listening," Moore said. "It's important to listen and to hear what everyone has to say."

Moore said that, pending board approval, a more in-depth book form of her plan will be available to the public soon.

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