The 6th judicial district member of the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents, Susan Mittler visited the DCMO BOCES educational facilities on October 18, 2018. Regent Mittler toured classrooms and engaged in meaningful conversations with educators and school administrators on opportunities to support the needs of our students - despite the challenges of our rural setting.
During the afternoon presentation at the Harrold Campus, she invited teachers to speak and share their perceptions about the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) evaluation process. She also urged educators to reflect on the need to meet the standards with every lesson and effort.
At a separate gathering at the Sidney Central School facility, Regent Mittler discussed professional education certification requirements, as well as the alarming safety issues impacting our schools. The event was attended by School Board Members and School Administrators who exchanged comments as they listened to Mittler’s updates on the 2018-19 Board of Regents Goals. District Superintendent Perry Dewey commented that discussions on topics such as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), opens doors to understand the challenges and expand on collaborations to improve our student’s opportunities.
The tours and speaking engagements, fulfill in part, DCMO BOCES vision to Propel regional growth as a premier provider of educational services. Dewey commented, “Our organization is taking the role of inviting leaders like Regent Mittler to bring clarity to issues of compliance, assessment and evaluation but most importantly, to foster ideas that help us move our students forward towards meaningful citizenship and successful career roles.”