Christine Johnson is the new superintendent for the Northborough-Southborough school district. I got a chance to sit down with her to find out how she feels about her new role.
Johnson tells me she has never felt more proud to work for the district.
As a former teacher and administrator at Algonquin, she would often be asked what district she works for, and can’t recall the number of times people would say, “Wow – you’re so fortune.”
That feeling of pride has stuck with Johnson then, and continues today.
“Ten schools, three districts, one community” is the districts shared mantra. Working collaboratively is a challenge, but also the most rewarding.
There’s a lot we can individually, but far more can be done when we work collaboratively.
As one of the leading regional school districts in the state, Johnson cannot name just one factor that leads to its success – there’s an entire list: community members, parents, town boards, technology, administrators, faculty, staff, and much more.
In the end, everyone is here for the same reason – and that’s our students, that’s what’s most important.
As far as district goals, Johnson said,
We’re in a good place, we have an excellent road map and vision in mind of where we want to go. In education, your destination point continues to move the closer you get. We will continue to refine and revise. Growth is an on-going process.
Many initiatives have taken place over the past three years, which Johnson plans to continue, such as curriculum mapping, a focus on mathematics on a k-8 level, and refining literacy programs. One aspect that’s been proven a success is the district’s powerful educator evaluation tool. [click to keep reading…]