The Educational Planning and School Design teams will use “prototypes” to help students, families and residents experience twenty-first century classrooms and reimagine our schools for the future.
Education Planning Process
- Leverage real-time facility assessment data to inform valuable investments and program choices.
- Provide school environments that promote student/staff safety, quality learning and opportunities for students to experience less transitions in school assignment.
- Clearly align each school’s building capacity to the school’s enrollment and ensure inclusion of all students in the planning and counts.
- Ensure a good match between educational programs and the facilities for teaching and learning.
- Maximize the efficiency and community use of schools throughout the year.
- Ensure strong coherence by redesigning secondary schools that are matched to student interests and economic future forecasts for jobs.
- Expand Pre-K with seats available for Students with Disabilities and English New Learners in each school to reduce transitions.
- Redesign RCSD high schools that are well aligned for students and prepare them for higher education and employment in high-growth industries and careers of the future.
Executive Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Robin Hooper,
Executive Director of Early Childhood
Valarie Johnson, Community Leader
Executive Director of Social Studies
Rhonda Neal, Executive Director of CTE
Abel Perez-Pherett, Executive Director of Multilingual Education
Director of Arts
Dr. Karen Fahy, Executive Director of ELA/Literacy Learning Leadership
Sylvia Cooksey, Executive Director of Professional Development
Pamela Rutland, Executive Director of Parent Engagement
Dr. Carlos Cotto,
Executive Director of Health, P.E., and Athletics
Dr. Colleen Sadowski, Instructional Director of School Library Systems and Media Services
Jeff Mikols, Executive Director of Math
Dr. Michael Chan, Executive Director of Science