Principal, New Northwest Area ES (under construction)
This post originally appeared in TLC with Team Clark
Our Groundbreaking Ceremony is tomorrow! It will be a fabulous opportunity to thank everyone who contributed along the way to make sure our community has a PreKindergarten through Grade 5 elementary school to relieve the overcrowding in the northwest area of Baltimore County. Since our new community school building is designed with student-centered learning environments supporting our 1:1 personalized digital learning initiative, I had the opportunity to visit a school district in North Carolina that successfully navigated their way through digital transformation. Mooresville Graded School District’s Summer Connection was inspiring for me on so many levels. Sheer joy radiated from every MGSD staff member as I walked in the door, participated in learning sessions and chatted with their teachers. The MGSD administrators and teachers are role models for their district’s slogan “Every Child Every Day!” that is emblazoned on staff shirts proudly worn on a regular basis. Their wisdom and willingness to share their digital conversion journey has helped me to focus on what really matters – building relationships with students. Fostering innovation by setting the tone for student choice and student voice will create the cultural shift naturally.
Mooresville’s website is www.mgsd.k12.nc.us. Use your twitter account to check out #mgsd14 and @MGSDschools.