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Barbara Deane-Williams,
Superintendent of Schools
 
About
 
Barbara Deane-Williams joined the Rochester City School District on August 8, 2016, becoming the first woman to serve as permanent Superintendent. To drive innovation and improvement, she immediately engaged the District’s leadership team in five 100-Day Listening and Learning projects. Project teams are in the process of engaging constituents, researching best practices and bringing forth recommendations to improve key functional areas. The Superintendent has laid out areas of focus to guide all District plans—prioritizing educational equity; building relational capacity; nurturing innovation; creating coherence across systems and programs that serve children; and ensuring accountability for action. More >

Recent work and events

100-Day Plan
 Superintendent and Board of Education Special board meeting.
January 13th- Over the course of the last 100 days, Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams has been listening and learning about our District. Five different project teams were created to focus on specific areas within the District and report back with recommendations to the Superintendent. On January 12th a special meeting was held, and each presentation was given to the Board of Education.
 
 
100-Day Plans in the media
 
 
School Visits: Week of January 2nd to 6th
 
 Dr. March with P-Tech student Students at P-Tech show off their work!
School: Edison Career & Technology High School
Date: January 3rd, 2017
Meet with Principal: Walter Larkin Jr.
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, Dr. Kendra March, Chief of Schools Amy Schiavi
Focus of Visit: P-TECH Rochester Pathways to Technology program. P-TECH students demonstrated work-based skills they have learned to put them on a path toward careers in information technology.
 
 Superintendent meets with students at IATHS Dr. March discusses with students.
School: Integrated Arts & Vanguard High School
Date: January 3rd, 2017
Meet with Principal: Kevin Klein & Bonnie Atkins
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, Dr. Kendra March, Chief of Schools Amy Schiavi
Focus of Visit: How schools can work to know every student by face and name, customizing support to help them graduate on time.
 
Superintendent and Dr. March meet one of the teachers from School Without Walls Students who have graduated mark their legacy with a handprint on the wall.
School: School Without Walls
Date: January 3rd, 2017
Meet with Principal: Idonia Owens
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, Dr. Kendra March, Chief of Schools Amy Schiavi
Focus of Visit: Performance-based assessment. Overview of the New York Performance Standards Consortium model. The graduation wall shows every student’s handprint as a path to success for others.
 
Superintendent, Chief of Innovation, and the Principal of School 45 join in for the beginning of the days lesson. Dr. March helps a student with her story writing
School: Mary McLeod Bethune School No. 45
Date: January 4th, 2017
Meet with Principal: Rhonda Morien
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, Dr. Kendra March, Chief of Intensive Support and Innovation Beth Mascitti-Miller
Focus of Visit: Support for receivership schools. Visited classrooms and staff. Students shared stories they were working in class.
 
Superintendent hears from students on what they learned during the day. The front entrance of School No 9, full of inspiration.
School: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 9
Date: January 4th, 2017
Meet with Principal: Sharon Jackson
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, Dr. Kendra March, Chief of Intensive Support and Innovation Beth Mascitti-Miller
Focus of Visit: Support for receivership schools. Visited classrooms and staff; students in the intervention reading room showed off their skills.
 
A student shows the Superintendent how her interactive iPad game works  Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams learns how to play a math game from the students.
School: Theodore Roosevelt School No. 43
Date: January 5th, 2017
Meet with Principal: Richard Smith
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams and Chief of Schools Beverly Burrell-Moore
Focus of Visit: Personalized small-group instruction. Students are paired into small same-level groups for targeted instruction in Math and English.
 
2nd Grade class at School No 57. Students learn about different shapes with dancing.
School: Early Childhood School of Rochester No 57
Date: January 5th, 2017
Meet with Principal: Roshon Bradley
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams and Chief of Schools Beverly Burrell-Moore
Focus of Visit: Literacy and numeracy instruction in a K-2 setting. Met with students and teachers, discussed how extended learning time helps students to meet NYS standards.
 
Peace circle welcomes the Superintendent to the GROW workshop. Superintendent shares a story with the girls in the peace circle.
School: Charles Carroll School No. 46
Date: January 6th, 2017
Meet with Principal: T’Hani Pantoja
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams and Chief of Schools Beverly Burrell-Moore
Focus of Visit: GROW (Girls Recognizing their Own Worth) Workshop. The 6th grade girls of School No. 46 participated in a half day workshop focusing on respecting others and themselves.
 
 Chief of Schools introduces herself to a class at School No 44. Students give a thumbs up for liking reading.
School: Lincoln Park School No. 44
Date: January 6th, 2017
Meet with Principal: Donna Gattelaro-Andersen
Visitors: Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams and Chief of Schools Beverly Burrell-Moore
Focus of Visit: Visited classrooms and staff. Kindergarteners introduced themselves, asked questions, and answered questions about their favorite subjects in school.


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Rochester, NY 14614 Directions
 
Phone: 585-262-8378 | Email
 

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