During Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea discussed her official Transition Plan, which outlines her goals and objectives now that she has assumed the leadership role in Greenwich Public Schools. The transition plan includes three phases that span over a year, during which Gildea seeks to achieve four main goals:
- To learn and recognize the school district and individual school building cultures.
- To review strategic planning, with an eye toward continued focus on best practice strategies in teaching and learning and supporting best practice operational strategies.
- To assess the state of the school district, including core approaches to teaching and learning, operations, business systems, finances and budgeting, reviewing externally funded and conducted audits, evaluations, and reviews in order to take timely action for improvement.
- To focus organizational efforts and align resources, financial and human, to ensure all students are provided a world-class education that will prepare them to be life, college, and global workforce ready.
“Developing a deep understanding of the state of the district as well as individual schools is a critical component to being a successful superintendent. Through listening, learning, and building relationships, I will have the necessary foundational knowledge about the strengths, challenges and opportunities in Greenwich Public Schools,” Gildea said. “This transition plan clearly outlines how this is going to occur over the next several months.”
Following the conclusion of the transition plan, Gildea will provide a report to the Board of Education that contains qualitative, anecdotal and quantitative data. A summary of this report will be made available to the public in 2018.
Visit the Superintendent’s Message page of the District website for regular comments from the Superintendent and follow Dr. Gildea @DrJillGildeaGPS
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