… of a permanent principal is so very important to the Runkle School community, this year’s search is designed to be inclusive of all voices  and rigorous in the vetting of candidates.

Earlier this month I met with the co-chairs of the PTO for an initial meeting. This meeting was followed by an opportunity for families to complete an on-line survey that asked questions about the vision for the Runkle School and the leadership qualities needed to achieve this vision.  Next, I invite …

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… PSB Community Members and Stakeholders:

The Brookline School Committee has launched a national search for the next Superintendent of Schools with the support of the search firm Atlantic Research Partners. Recruitment of candidates is actively underway with the goal of selecting a new Superintendent by the end of March to assume leadership of the school district in July 2016. The School Committee welcomes community engagement in this process. Your voice is important and valued, and there …

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… classes, 2K and 2B held an open house for their Native American unit. Students were involved in research about Arizona and the peaceful Hopi people. They learned about their homes, the types of food they eat, the ways in which they live to honor the land as well as learning about their religion and art. The students learned a tremendous amount and were eager to share what they had learned through their podcasts, drawings, art projects modeled after Hopi “artifacts” and their written work. …

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… components of the Literacy Collaborative include partnership with Lesley University, a coherent research-based instructional model (Readers and Writers Workshop), a safety net of intervention (Leveled Literacy Intervention), school-based literacy coaches (Ms. Jacobs for K-2, Ms. Gray for 3-5, and Rachel Hayashi for Grades 6-8), long-term school-based professional development, and a school-based Literacy Leadership Team. Also emphasized during this presentation was the critical role of …

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… will soon be receiving a note from the Superintendent’s office regarding an upcoming Principal Search Parent Meeting with Andrew Bott, where you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on what qualities you are looking for in the future leadership of Runkle School.   (For the record: Yes, I am most interested in continuing at the helm.)   Thank you to those of you who have already given feedback via the parent survey that went out earlier in the month.  I encourage all parents …

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