Superintendent's First 100 Days Video
It is hard to believe that half of our school year has come to a close. It has been so delightful spending time in our schools and our communities getting to know our stakeholders and most importantly, our students. Our team of administrators, teachers, and support staff has been working very hard on our district goals, which include:
1. All students will graduate on time and equipped to be successful in college and/or career.
2. All students will be exposed to real-world applications in a warm, welcoming, respectful environment.
3. There will be an increase in student achievement as measured by the state-administered assessments.
4. Through a targeted and specific communications and marketing plan, we will increase parent and community involvement.
If you are interested in hearing about the progress made towards these goals and the work that has been taking place, please access my First 100 Days presentation at http://tinyurl.com/celico, or look for it on BCS-TV, Time Warner Channel 22.
The second part of the school year brings a lot of excitement. One endeavor in which we will embark is strategic planning. We believe it is important to hear the feedback of our community partners and parents, so we are hosting 13 focus groups in January and February with different groups of parents, students, staff and community members. Two of these sessions that will be open to all district residents will be on February 16, 2016; one from 9-10:30 a.m. and the other from 6-7:30 p.m. These sessions will be held in the North Large Group Instruction Room (NLGI) at Bedford High School, located at 475 Northfield Rd in Bedford. The focus groups will be facilitated by a third-party entity that is helping us in the strategic planning process. In an effort to encourage open dialogue, school district personnel will not be present at these sessions. All feedback will remain anonymous. We would love for you to participate. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Roxane Stenger by phone at 440-439-4777 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to the continued success of our students and welcome you into our schools to witness first-hand the greatness that our students have to offer. Each time I see them on the court, in the classroom, on the stage, or in the hallways, I can enthusiastically and proudly say that I am honored to be the superintendent of such a great school district. Not only am I proud to be the superintendent, but also I am proud to call myself a resident of the Bedford City Schools, as I will be moving to the district after the start of the new year!
Andrea Celico, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools