Adrian – Adrian Public Schools Board of Education interview to find the next superintendent ends Wednesday.
James Anderson, principal of Wayne Memorial High School, part of the Wayne Westland Community Schools, interviewed the board for the second time on Wednesday. He will be the next leader of Adrian Schools. The board should listen to two interviews with Anderson and Nati Parker, principal of Adrian Springbruck Middle School, not only the final candidate, but also the public, which is encouraged to participate. As much as possible in the supervisor’s search process.
Introductory plans and the candidate’s 90-day recommendations are reviewed by the Board, which is another important aspect of the process.
Previous last interview interview-The second round of interviews with Adrian Public Schools Superintendent continues.
The Board is expected to announce its Superintendent election at its regular meeting on January 24. Until now, no scheduled interviews or board meetings have been held. The only thing left to do in the process is a site visit to the candidate constituencies scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 18 and 19.
Adrian’s current superintendent, Bob Behenke, will retire on March 31. The district’s new superintendent will take over following the spring break.
Anderson, a principal at Wayne Memorial High School since 2019, said he was looking forward to becoming Adrian Superintendent, with meetings with community members and pre-arranged focus groups taking place from 10 30 30 to Wednesday 6 6 p.m. He said he was looking forward to it. Interview with the Board.
“It was definitely a boost for me today,” he said Wednesday. “My meeting with a number of major stakeholders has made my decision to come here so strong.”
Previously organized community and school groups met with the board to discuss the final candidates and learn more about each candidate and their vision for Adrian Public Schools Supervision.
Anderson, who lives in Livonia, is a school district administrator who serves in the Wayne, Westland, Canton Township, Inc. and Romulus classes, “digging deep into” Adrian and Lenawe County communities, about possible career opportunities.
“I look forward to being part of Adrian Public Schools,” he said. “I think it will be suitable for everyone.”
At the age of 27, Anderson took on the role of first education administrator. Since then, he says, he has learned a little about himself, his teaching style, his leadership style, his leadership style, and his ability to play as a team player. He told the board that he was ready for the next level, even though he had never been the superintendent of his education for more than 20 years.
“I am a student,” he said. “When I moved from a high school principal to a high school principal, I learned from his work, and this should not be any different. My weakness (I have no previous supervisor experience) is also an opportunity to show what happened.
Because he did not know all the ins and outs of Adrian Public Schools – whether he lived in the district or did not teach – Anderson said he had no clear and clear plan to become the district’s next superintendent. Instead, he said, he would be quick to hear and respond in the first 90 days of his career. Adrian School team listens to the ideas and concerns of the community and takes the necessary action.
“(Adrian) We have a good central office, good construction principals and excellent teachers,” he said. “For me, it would be foolish to ignore our talents and experience in this district. The more people I talk to, the better my relationship with this district will be.”
One aspect of Anderson’s 90-day entry plan is that “leaders must understand, then understand.”
“I want to understand what he is doing (in Adrian schools) and what needs to change,” he said. “በጣም I’m really looking forward to being a maple.
The most exciting thing about Adrian Superintendent is what Anderson said, the office will be at Adrian High School, which means he can see students and staff regularly during the school day. In large school districts, such as Wayne-Westland, central offices are somewhat isolated from teaching buildings.
He said that as a supervisor, visibility is key.
“I enjoy going out and spending time with the students,” he said. “It’s not what I do here in the first 90 days, it’s just a constant process of supervision. I want to be a champion for all our children.
Understanding Michigan Third Grade Reading Law
A.D. In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law requiring schools to identify students who struggle with reading and writing and provide additional assistance to students. The “Read in Third Grade” rule Third graders may need to repeat their lessons in more than one grade later.
School districts are encouraged to pursue a 90% reading goal, which means that 90% of third graders must read above grade level at the end of the school year. Prior to the interview, Anderson presented a letter to the law on how it would affect Adrian Schools and what it can do to protect positive reading and writing from Adrian elementary students.
He says that reading and writing skills are the basis of everyday life. Those students who fall behind in reading-level assessments may engage in additional struggles in school, perhaps dropping out students.
Retention, meanwhile, says that if a student is struggling, there is no answer.
“Student retention can be harmful,” he said, noting that students who are caught may experience clinical anxiety or face various challenges, such as getting to know new students.
He said literacy struggles are not a problem for Adrian schools or Lenawe County, but for districts across Michigan and the United States. He says the impact of the CV-19 epidemic has not made it easy to disrupt the reading struggle.
Anderson said that he maintains strong and up-to-date information and analyzes and understands the importance of the information in the student’s reading process.
“It’s important to see which students are doing well and which are not,” he said.
As a superintendent, Anderson said he is mobilizing a task force to encourage students to read and write through ongoing data evaluations, community engagement, and literacy.
He said that while such information is important, it is important to give teachers a majority in the discussion so that they can solve their reading problems.
“My job is to bring people together and come up with better ideas,” he said. “We have to do this together. We have to make sure we are in full strength as a team. This is how we work together to solve this problem.
He says it is important to be alert rather than react. Currently, third-graders say they did not receive a “normal” education for most of their education because of the epidemic. This may place additional strain on students struggling to read.
“(As teachers) we need to help our students read and write and eventually succeed in life.”
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