Opening Remarks to Staff

On Monday, August 25, Reading Public School staff returned in preparation for the 2014-15 school year.  These two days prior to students returning focused on meetings with teachers, administrators, and staff, as well as, time to prepare classrooms and schools.  This time without students is critical to ensure a smooth transition for students when they arrived on Wednesday.

As part of these two days, the entire staff gathered on Monday morning for fellowship and to hear opening remarks from RMHS Senior John Hand, School Committee Chair Chris Caruso, Reading Teachers Association President Christine Copeland, and Superintendent of Schools John Doherty.  The remarks focused on the transformation that is currently occurring in public education and the need to change the structures and the use of professional learning time to address those changes and to focus the professional learning on improving student achievement.  Staff left inspired and eager to begin the 2014-15 school year.

To conclude his remarks, Superintendent of Schools John Doherty played a slide show of memories from the 2013-14 school year.  We share this slide show with you as a celebration of last year and our goal of creating even more positive memories for the 2014-15 school year.  Have a great start to the 2014-15 school year!

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