Distinguished Educator Documents
In July 2018, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia appointed Dr. Jaime Aquino as a Distinguished Educator to the Rochester City School District.
Release | Commissioner Elia Names Dr. Jaime Aquino Distinguished Educator for RCSD
In November 2018, NYSED released Dr. Aquino’s report, which details 84 recommendations to support and advance District improvements for the Board of Education and District to provide equitable access to high-quality education for all students.
Release | Rochester Distinguished Educator Report: 84 Recommendations to Improve Student Learning and District Operations
With support and technical assistance from Dr. Aquino, the District responded to the recommendations and submitted a plan to Commissioner Elia for February 8, 2019.
RCSD Report | Response to Distinguished Educator Report (A Review of the Rochester City School District, 11/14/2018)
NYSED Letter / Response to Distinguished Educator Report (3/8/19)
NYSED Letter / Response to Distinguished Educator Report (4/25/19)
RCSD Report / Updated Action Plan - Response to Distinguished Educator Report (6/6/19)
RCSD Report / Response to Revised Distinguished Educator Action Plan (8/2/19)
Dr. Aquino will provide updates to Commissioner Elia regarding the District’s progress and submit quarterly reports to the Department of Education.