I am excited to begin leading USD 407 as the District Superintendent. Since moving to Russell in July of 2015, I have been busy working with the board of education and administrative team to develop board goals and action plans to effectively implement the goals.
The three goals the district will be working on this year include 1) To improve the communication from the district to the USD 407 internal and external publics 2) To provide for improved school culture 3) To provide for well-maintained, updated and safe facilities. In order to implement these goals, we have been working to update our website, we have designed our Administrative board reports in a consistent and concise format. As an Administrative Team, we continue to meet regularly to discuss improving the school culture across the district. The district has adopted a new evaluation system for Teachers and Administrators. We are also implementing MTSS (Multi Tier System of Supports) to provide intense instruction in reading at K-5 levels. As a district, we continue to integrate technology with a Dell 1:1 initiative at the 9-12 level with implementing online math and science curriculum. We continue to evaluate our current facilities and develop a priority list of needs to address these issues as funding allows.
I look forward to an exciting year working with the students, staff and community of USD 407! I wish to thank the community for the opportunity to serve USD 407 as the Superintendent.
Mrs. Angela Lawrence