AEO: Achievement, Enrichment, and Opportunity
A Message from Dr. Peter StieplemanFrequently, I get asked these two questions:
Neither of these questions get at the core of what I think people are really asking me. What they're trying to discern is why do public schools exist? That's a reasonable question. This is what I believe: I believe that schools exist to allow access.
- "How do you go about leading reform?"
- "What do you do as the superintendent?"
I have framed this issue of access into three letters. Three vowels, actually, because like vowels, these three words serve as the core--they represent the WHY for everything we do.AchievementEnrichmentOpportunity
- Access to a great curriculum;
- Access to skilled teachers and a nurturing environment;
- Access to experiences beyond the core curriculum;
- Access to interest-based activities before and after school; and
- Access to school--we must be a system that eliminates barriers for children.
I encourage you to view the video linked to this page (the link shown at upper right--"AEO Video: Who Writes Your Story?"). I explain AEO and how AEO is a belief system that is more important today than ever before. We want all of our children to be able to access an excellent education. I'm committed to that.
Vision, Mission, Purpose, Values and Organizational Anchors Big Rocks:
Get them to school,
keep them in class,
catch them up and advance them further
District ScorecardMAP data: African-American studentsMAP data: Students
eligible forfree or
reduced-price lunchA Model for Human-Centered School TransformationCSIP (Five-year Strategic Plan)