Welcome to a new and exciting year for the students, parents and staff of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. The NRMPS Board of Education signaled the start of our year with a powerful Board Retreat. Our Board members dedicated several days in June to ensure alignment of all district initiatives with the vision, mission and core beliefs for our system. The commitment by our Board sets the tone for the upcoming year. We followed-up immediately by engaging all district administrators in a Leadership Retreat in July.
NRMPS employs highly effective leaders at all levels within the organization. There are exemplars of excellence as it relates to using student data to drive and inform professional practice and school-level decisions. This year we have focused on the development and refinement of a Common Instructional Framework for our district. During our Leadership Retreat we initiated the critical work of reshaping how we examine, discuss and improve the essential work of high quality teaching and learning.
It is my fervent belief that public education is a vehicle for empowerment. As a product of public schooling, I have directly benefitted from high quality learning environments. The skills and embedded curriculum that I acquired shaped my adulthood and transformed my surroundings. Everyday that I engage in this work I am reminded of the investment of the exceptional teachers and leaders that shaped me. I owe an eternal debt to those that came before me.
I have charged every professional within NRMPS to reconnect with their “WHY.” This level of focus from all stakeholders will permit our district to transform into a Learning Organization. Peter Senge described a Learning Organization as one “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” This is my desire for every student in every class within our school district. The 2017-2018 academic year is ripe with potential. Please partner with us as we work to shape the future for our region through our children. #FutureFocused
Your humble servant,
Dr. Shelton L. Jefferies
Dr. Shelton Jefferies
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent