Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The Carle Place School District kicked off the new school year with a two-day superintendent’s conference. On Sept. 3, teachers and staff were welcomed by Carle Place Board of Education President Barry Dennis, Superintendent of Schools David Flatley and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel Christine Finn.
“As we enter a new academic year, we will focus on what’s most important for our students – the things that will matter most when looking back 10 years down the road,” said Finn, who thanked the faculty for their tireless dedication and commitment.
The keynote speaker was New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King Jr., who encouraged the Carle Place faculty to “think about all the joy, love and wonder of learning” in their efforts to “tap into the excitement and curiosity of learning.” In his address, King emphasized the importance of grounding instruction on background knowledge and language while striking the right balance between challenging students and supporting them.
“Strive to have a classroom where students thrive as learners and can become the kind of people who can build better communities and better countries as well as a better future,” said King. “It is not just about us or them, it’s about the world we want to build.”