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Superintendent Padilla Selected as a 2019 Leader to Learn From
Congratulations Dr. Padilla! We are proud to announce that Dr. Roberto Padilla, our proud Superintendent, has been selected for Education Week's National 2019 Leaders to Learn From! Dr. Padilla was chosen out of hundreds of applications from across the country.
Check out a sneak peek by following the link below. We can't wait to share the full story when Education Week announces the full class in February. Below is the beginning of the edweek.org article:
Plastered across classroom walls and throughout the hallways of the administration building in the Newburgh, N.Y., school district are two words: “inclusive excellence.”
It’s a vision statement and call to action for a school district that for too long left behind the students most in need.
The phrase was developed shortly after Superintendent Roberto Padilla’s arrival in 2014, during a series of frank and difficult community meetings about why the district has struggled so much academically. Those meetings, which included hundreds of parents, teachers, staff and administrators, touched on issues of race, class, and who over the years had benefitted most from the district’s resources.
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).