Dear Families, Community and Staff,
As the new Superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS), the purpose of my Entry Plan has been to guide the work for the first six months of the new administration, provide accountability to the School Board, and community during the transition and to begin looking forward for the years to come.
During this transition, it has been my privilege to spend time in our schools with the talented teachers, dedicated leaders, curious students, and supportive parents of our school division as well as members of the larger community. Additionally, I have worked diligently with my division staff to establish clear expectations for teamwork and communication. Externally, I have connected with local elected officials, military partners, state education leaders, regional superintendents, civic leaders, business leaders, faith-based organizations, community college partners, non-profit and philanthropic organizations, local media, and numerous educational partners. I firmly believe that collectively we understand that the success of our county is inextricably tied to the strength of this school system.
Moving forward I will continue to reach out to our community for input on how we can better serve our students and the greater community. To assist me in this work, I have established several superintendent advisory groups which I plan to meet with throughout the school year. A student advisory group will enable me to hear from our most important customer regarding issues that impact student safety, academic achievement or climate. Our teacher, parent, and support staff advisory groups will allow me to remain engaged and abreast of important issues that impact the quality of our schools.
Thank you for the opportunity to share with you what I have learned in this post-entry plan report. As we move forward into a new year, the work priorities outlined in this document will ensure that we remain focused on the important work of building a strong foundation of learning for every child.
Please enjoy a well-deserved winter break! I look forward to serving with you in 2016!
George Parker, III, Ph.D.