February 14, 2017—School visits for the T&L Partnership & Support Teams kicked off this week on Monday February 13. Teams of six visited each assigned schools to look for the bright spots within our District, and to ask what supports the teachers need in classrooms. Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams was also on site, joining a team at Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3. This visit lasted a few hours with team members going into each classroom to interact with staff members and students. More than 40 District Office educators are on the teams, which are scheduled to visit every classroom in every City school this semester.
During the interview process, candidates were asked to present a lesson plan that showcases their skills and passion to be an urban teaching professional. In addition to an interview, candidates also had an opportunity to meet Superintendent Deane-Williams and other District leaders to learn about the District’s work to build equity by helping all students achieve and to support every student by face and name.
“Every child deserves to have a certified teacher in front of him or her on the first day of school,” said Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams. “This is why the District is focused squarely on implementing a new hiring initiative now, in February, to recruit mission-driven teachers who have a passion for serving urban children and want to work in partnership with parents and the community.”Interested candidates seeking employment for the 2017-18 school year should complete or update an application online at www.rcsdk12.org.