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January 22, 2021

This week, we had two meetings on Tuesday, January 19th, the Work Session and the Board Meeting. At the January 19th Work Session: Wade Martin, Assistant Superintendent for School Choice, Planning and Assignment, Kimberly Lane, Senior Director – Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs, and Tamani Anderson-Powell, Director – Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs provided an update regarding the district's Magnet and Early College recruitment for 2020-2021. Their presentation can be viewed here. Danya Perry, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity-Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce presented information about the A Better Wake initiative. Please click here to access their PowerPoint. The Wake County Human Services Health Team provided an update about the COVID vaccine. Their presentation can be viewed here . Dr. Benjamin with the ABC Science Collaborative presented an update, which can be accessed here. You can view the recording of the Work Session at this link. A
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January 15, 2021

This week I had several meetings. On Wednesday, January 13th, I met with Wake NCEA to listen to feedback and learn more about their staff survey and results. Later that day, I had the first D9 Connection Virtual Meeting for community members in District 9. I appreciated hearing directly from parents, concerned citizens, and educators.  At the Thursday, January 14th, Special Called Board Meeting: Staff presented their considerations, context, and recommendation for Second Semester. Staff recommended remote learning for all WCPSS students until at least mid-February. To view the presentation click here . The board approved the staff recommendation. To view the recording of the Special Called Board Meeting, click here. Next week, we have two meetings: a Work Session and a Board Meeting. Both meetings will be live on the WCPSS YouTube Channel . Tuesday, January 19th at 2:30 pm -Work Session. The agenda can be found here.   Tuesday, January 19th at 5:30 pm- Board Meeting. To view the a

January 13, 2021

We have a Special Called Board Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, January 14th, at 3:30 pm. You can watch the meeting on the WCPSS YouTube Channel .  The following documents have been posted for the January 14th Special Called Board Meeting: the meeting agenda.  Click here to view . the staff presentation (and staff proposal)  The presentation can be found here. Please review the documents and contact me at if you have any comments. Additionally, if you are a District 9 community member, I am holding the first D9 Connection Meeting tonight, Wednesday, January 13th, at 7 pm. This will be a very informal meeting for me to listen to community members. Please join the meeting using this link.

January 9, 2021

District 9 community members, please mark your calendars for this Wednesday, January 13th, at 7 pm . I will be hosting the first virtual D9 Connection meeting. This informal meeting is a chance for me to listen to your concerns and what you think is going well. To join, please use this Google Meet link. I look forward to seeing you Wednesday, January 13th, at 7 pm. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at

January 8, 2021

This week, we had two meetings on Tuesday, January 5th, the Work Session and our Board Meeting.  At the January 5th Work Session: Dr. Zimmerman provided an update from the ABC Science Collaborative. Mr. Koh, the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services, and Ms. Creech, the Director of Health Services, presented an update on case investigation and contact tracing. They also reviewed the decision-making process for when a classroom, grade level, or school might close. Dr. Muttillo, the Assistant Superintendent of HR, shared the substitute teacher survey results and details about the new sub recruitment plan and proposed incentive plan. Mr. Coe, the Director of Athletics, and Mr. Fitts, Senior Director of Middle School Programs, provided an update on high school and middle school athletics. Additional details about middle school athletics can be found here. Superintendent Moore reviewed reopening plans for Second Semester. Due to time constraints, some of the board discussion

January 1, 2021

 Happy New Year! I hope everyone has taken time to relax over the holiday break.  Earlier this week, I was able to complete the North Carolina School Boards Association's Core Training. The 12 hours of training included: Leadership--basic dos and don'ts, board and superintendent roles and responsibilities, school finance, and school board liability, Advocacy --board members' advocacy work, update on current legislative issues, NCSBA's member-approved legislative agenda, and tips on effectively engaging legislators, and   School law--NC's open meetings and public records law, entering and amending contracts, the board's oversight role in personnel and finance, maintaining legally-compliant policies for schools, required ethics training, and parliamentary procedure. Remember you can now sign up to receive an email to alert you of upcoming board meetings. All you need to do is complete this Google Form . Please take advantage of this exciting new feature. This upc

December 18, 2020

This week included multiple meetings and school visits. I want to thank the administration and staff at Briarcliff Elementary, Kingswood Elementary, Reedy Creek Middle, Northwoods Elementary, Cary Elementary, and Adams Elementary. It was an honor to see these schools, staff, and students in action. From robotics, snakes, gingerbread houses, hand painting, and movement breaks to creative writing, these schools are doing amazing things. The positive impact on students is powerful. I appreciate all the work being done. Thank you! I'm thrilled to announce a new signup! I spoke with WCPSS staff about a way for families to receive notification of upcoming board meetings. I'm very appreciative as they responded quickly. Here is the link to sign up. This is a great way to stay informed and encourage more communication and collaboration. On Monday, December 14th, we had two meetings: the Student Achievement Committee Meeting and the Special Called Work Session. Student Achievement Commi