Dr. Shawn Joseph completes tour of all Metro Schools

DSC_0660 Since his first day on the job, Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph has been committed to visiting every school in the district. And as Metro Schools students and teachers wrapped up the 2016-2017 school year, Dr. Joseph achieved his goal of visiting every school in the district during his first year on the job.

On Wednesday, May 24, Dr. Joseph completed his 168th school visit at Oliver Middle Prep, a school where he first kicked off his Listen and Learn tour last summer.

Dr. Joseph toured the building with Oliver Middle Prep administration, delivered an inspiring end-of-the-year message at the seventh grade academic assembly and spent time in an eighth grade classroom for a question-and-answer session.

Throughout the year, Dr. Joseph traveled the district with one goal: to listen to and to learn from the staff, faculty and families of Metro Schools. This engagement of the Metro Schools’ community has directly influenced the district’s new Strategic Framework, among other projects.

“I’ve really gotten to understand the needs of our district,” Dr. Joseph said. “Speaking with students, speaking with teachers and principals gave me the ability to make better decisions.”

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