• Listen


    "I have been part of this district my entire life - as a student, teacher, parent and administrator. However, sitting in the Superintendent's chair provides an entirely different perspective. It is essential that I LISTEN to key district stakeholders in order to understand their thoughts and ideas on our successes, our challenges, and the needs they have looking toward the future."


Parent/Community Listening Sessions

  • All sessions from 6-7:30pm

    Childcare will be provided, as well as a snack for all children present

    • Oct. 24, BOE district 5, Wilbur Middle School (Mike Rodee)
    • Oct.26, BOE district 1, Brooks Middle School (Betty Arnold)
    • Nov. 2, BOE at-large district, Chester Lewis Academy (Sheril Logan)
    • Nov.14, BOE district 6, Pleasant Valley Middle School (Lynn Rogers)
    • Nov.16, BOE district 2, Coleman Middle School (Joy Eakins)
    • Nov.28, BOE district 3, Mead Middle School (Sheril Logan)
    • Nov.30, BOE district 4, Hamilton Middle School (Stan Reeser) 

Listening Priorities

    • Conduct one-on-one listening meetings with Board of Education members.
    • Host individual or small-group listening sessions with district and school administrators, union heads, state-level education officials, and leaders from business, partner, media and faith communities.
    • Meet with local and state elected officials, extending the invitation to visit schools whenever possible.
    • Host roundtable conversations with teachers, support staff and parents to hear their views on what is going well, what our greatest challenges are and what needs to be in place to support student success.
    • Work with the BOE to establish communication guidelines and promote transparency.
    • Identify and clarify the roles of the BOE and superintendent, identify goals and share mutual expectations.
    • Visit all school and support sites during the 2017-18 school year.
    • Attend local functions and key strategy meetings to hear ideas and concerns of those who actively engage in community leadership.
    • Meet monthly with Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC) to learn more about what they value in their education and their ideas for improvement of the Wichita Public Schools.
    • Invite the Wichita community to share their ideas and concerns about WPS.
    • Schedule regular conversations with union leaders, as well as leaders from the city, county and Wichita State University.


    • Oct. 2 - 4-5pm, Coleman Middle School
    • Oct. 3, 5-6pm, Curtis Middle School
    • Oct. 5, 5-6pm, Marshall Middle School
    • Oct. 10, 4-5pm, Truesdell Middle School


Last Modified on November 15, 2017