the RAH

Feb 19-23, 2018

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from Bret-

Feedback about the Elementary Learning meeting goes here.

I received my leadership survey trend data after the leadership meeting on Wednesday. Those results are here. If you have problems opening the link, e-mail me and I will send it to you.

The Delta team meets next week so please get topics to your feeder pattern representative ASAP.


As a reminder, BrightBytes surveys are now open until Friday, March 2. The first 2 elementary schools and the first middle and high schools to reach 100% staff and statistical significance for students will receive a hot, catered breakfast for their staff courtesy of the Information and Innovation team. As a reminder, BrightBytes data is a key metric in the SPS Strategic Plan and your participation is appreciated. If you have any questions, please reach out to Nichole Lemmon.

Mister Rogers Still Lives In Your Neighborhood

Follow Fred Rogers Company on Twitter at @FredRogersCo

Rookie of the Year (last call)

The Rookie of the Year will be awarded at the Annual Teachers’ Banquet. Please note: this award is not sponsored by the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools Teacher Banquet; it is simply presented as part of the evening celebrations.

If you have a first year teacher you wish to nominate, please complete the nomination form by clicking here. Nominations will be accepted through Feb 23, 2018.

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized Lrng

What can we make of these three near-synonyms?

#ImagineGrant for principals (also last call)

Up to $5K! Check out the “How To”document for details. If you have any further questions, please contact Christine Jones or Sarah Foster for further information!

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

“It seems like teachers have in some ways become case workers. They get to know about their students’ lives and the needs of their families, and with that can come secondary trauma.”

from J-

A simple note of appreciation. Two, actually.

1- Thank you for your patience and support, specifically with and for me, as we work this week to land an number of the openings at your sites. When we are dealing with educators and their livelihood, the passions, and their impact on students, I will caution on the side of calm and slow rather than fast and frenzied. Be watching for specific communication on Tuesday.

2- Shout out to Bret (pictured below). His work and support for you in the daily grind allows me to support you from behind the scenes. I greatly appreciate his leadership and expertise, and the team that we are in support of you.

Have an amazing week!

The Mayor: Bret Range - Power of One!

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