Based on feedback from school principals, Instructional Leadership Directors (ILDs), or principal coaches, have been instrumental in raising the bar in teaching and leadership instruction. As a result, SCS will realign its ILDs and repurpose the former regional superintendent positions to oversee three key areas of growth, as envisioned by Superintendent Hopson: academic support, academic programming and academic operations.
âOur aggressive academic agenda redirects resources to affect change where it matters most, in the classroomâ, said Superintendent Dorsey Hopson. âWith this restructuring, SCS will become more responsive, efficient and innovative, resulting in greater support for our leaders and teachers, and ultimately, our students.â
Currently, the district is actively seeking a Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to oversee the department. In the interim, the district welcomes Dr. Carol R. Johnson to serve in an advisory role for the next 60 to 90 days. In addition to her tenure in Memphis, Johnsonâs accomplished track record includes serving as superintendent in Boston and Minneapolis, and receiving the Council of Great City Schools, Richard R. Green Award, the highest award in urban public education. As an advisor, Johnson will assist in the search for a permanent CAO, as well as help guide the districtâs academic efforts to implement Common Core and address academic achievement challenges in Shelby County.
âWe proudly welcome Dr. Johnson, a national educational leader, back home,â Hopson says. âHer dedication to urban public education and the children of Memphis and Shelby County are undeniable. Iâm eager to work with her as we push forward for a successful school year.â
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