Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent
May is a month full of exciting events. Our schools are hosting a variety of end-of-the-year activities. You can find a list of those events on our district website at www.collierschools.com. Like many of you, I am looking forward to congratulating our high school graduates on Friday, May 31st. We would like to thank the Greater Naples YMCA and community donors for sponsoring Project Graduation, a safe and fun-filled night for our graduates.
I enjoyed the recent student roundtable discussions. My conversation with the high school seniors who attended allowed me to discover their plans for next year and their best experiences from high school. The students provided thoughtful responses on what our school district does well and what we could do better.
We are launching the first phase of our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative in Collier County Public Schools on May 6th. You can get involved by donating a gently used device or contributing as our BYOD partner. Information about our BYOD initiative and the ways you can get involved are on our website at www.collierschools.com/byod. We are looking forward to putting today's technology in tomorrow's hands.
In addition, we are hosting Florida Department of Education's Deputy Chancellor for Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services, Mary Jane Tappen, at a Community Forum on May 6th. Ms. Tappen will discuss Common Core State Standards and how teaching, learning, and testing are going to change for all of our students. Governors and state commissioners of education from 46 states, 3 territories, and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards, which define the knowledge and skills students are expected to master within their K-12 educational careers so that they will graduate from high school college and career ready. Please visit our home page at www.collierschools.com to register for the Community Forum on Common Core State Standards on May 6th.
Dr. Kamela Patton
Tel (239) 377-0001