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News from the Superintendent

Posted: September 18, 2015

In the Groove: Message from the Superintendent

Supt. Raquel Reedy says teaching and learning is as it should be in APS.

We’re in the groove now.

The learning groove, that is. I love mid-September because by now we’ve settled into the school year and real learning is going on all across the district. Walk through the halls of any school in APS, peek in a classroom, eavesdrop on some conversations and you’ll notice it, too: education at its best. Teachers working with students, students helping each other. That proverbial light bulb coming on again and again, brightening the future of our students. Just as it should be.

Chris Sanchez, the principal at Kit Carson Elementary, sent a few photographs this week exemplifying the learning that’s happening in his school, in our schools. Students listening to poetry, reading in pairs, collaborating in groups, measuring, creating, questioning, problem-solving. And teachers guiding, instructing, encouraging, supporting. You get the picture (I couldn’t resist the pun). It’s all in a day’s work when you’re in this business of ours.  

And the learning isn’t just happening in the classroom, either. We’ve got athletes competing on fields, courts and courses; singers, dancers, actors and musicians performing on stage; teachers collaborating in Professional Learning Communities, coming up with ways to best serve their students. The list goes on and on.

Just as it should be. And for that I say thanks; keep up the good work. 

Kind regards,

Raquel Reedy, APS Acting Superintendent