It was great to see more than 20 people at today's north area luncheon. We welcomed two new principals, Mr. Chris Cockrill at New Vision Charter School and Conchetta Robinson at Knowledge Quest Academy. Additionally, Mary Meersman is now the secondary school Principal at Frontier. She previously was Assistant Principal for the middle school. Eddie Liddel is the new middle school Principal at The Pinnacle Charter School.
Michael Clough, CDE's North Central Regional Team Manager, spoke about secondary school literacy and it's unique challenges. He said that brain research, conducted with MRI readings, found that a 17 year old brain can learn to read similar to a 7 year old's brain. Michael offered to do a half-day training on secondary school literacy for interested charter schools. This seminar will be hosted by Peak to Peak in Lafayette later this year.