RISD superintendent presents state of the district address
The Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee brought together more than 80 city, civic, business and school board leaders recently for the first-ever State of the District Luncheon. Noah’s Event Center provided a wonderful venue and the chamber's President Bill Sproull facilitated the discussion.
"Connections are critical for our students to succeed and for our communities to thrive," said RISD Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone during the luncheon. "I am so fortunate to be in a district like RISD, working with business leaders like you all, who help create and maintain long-lasting connections on so many levels."
Focusing on the future state of RISD, the collaboration with business partners and the opportunities yet to come, Dr. Stone shared her vision as well the 2017 Strategic Plan. It was clear that Stone’s 26 years in education as a teacher, administrator and now as RISD Superintendent, brings an individual gifted with a passion for students, teachers and serving the needs of the greater community.
The luncheon conversation covered a lot of territory including the challenges of serving all students in a district with changing demographics, the results of the recent legislative session, and the District’s focus on developing career and technical education partnerships to prepare students for the future workforce. Dr. Stone cited the example of the healthcare training partnership that RISD recently launched with Methodist Richardson Hospital.
Dr. Stone encouraged all community members to review RISD's strategic plan and consider being part of RISD’s future by participating on an Action Team. Information about to volunteer on an Action Team is available on the RISD Strategic Plan website.
You can read more about Dr. Stone here.