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Monday and Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - Noon
Parent, Teacher, Administrator and Support Staff
Our 2016-17 school year is off to a strong start as we focus on providing our 5,000 students with an exceptional education. During my short time within the community, I have learned that Barnstable Public Schools is a proud world community with over 30 languages spoken in grades prekindergarten to grade 12. Our diverse student community is one of many strengths of our school system, as we prepare our students to graduate college and be career ready in a global economy. Moreover, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced our most diverse school, Hyannis West Elementary, has been designated as a Level 1 school. This designation is the highest accountability designation a school can receive, indicating the school is meeting or exceeding its state targets for student learning. We congratulate our Hyannis West educators, students and families for this important designation.
As Barnstable’s new superintendent, I am spending these early months connecting with stakeholders in our schools, and within our broader community, to learn where the system has been, where it stands now, and where it wants to be as we move forward together. School districts are complex organizations comprised of multiple stakeholders who contribute to the development of our youngest citizens. A comprehensive entry plan is guiding my developing understanding of Barnstable Public Schools, creating the foundation for collective planning and decision-making. Through my early activities I am focused on the following transition goals:
1. Develop a deeper understanding of the district’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities through the lens of school and community members.
2. Build trust and confidence through a process of open, honest, and respectful communication and presence in the community.
3. Learn about the core values, norms, expectations, and goals of the district and community.
4. Understand district capacity in terms of human, financial, capital and instructional resources.
5. Produce collective new thinking and innovation after engaging in group sense making of entry plan findings.
My entry plan is posted on our district’s homepage (www.barnstable.k12.ma.us) under the “District Information” tab and includes information of upcoming educator, parent, and community focus groups. I look forward to learning more about our community’s hopes and dreams for our students in the months ahead!
All the best,
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM District Leadership Council/School Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting