HCDE Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson Announces Transition Team
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. –Hamilton County Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson today announced his transition team.
The team brings together industry leaders, community members, national experts, and HCDE personnel to ensure a fast and seamless transfer of power.
“The community will be key to ensuring HCDE is a world-class education system,” Dr. Johnson said. “Our goal is to be the fastest improving system in Tennessee and these leaders will help form our path.”
The newly announced transition team will include:
|Bill Kilbride||Chattanooga Chamber|
|Emerson Burch||Artistant Group|
|Rev. Ernest Reid||Second Baptist Church|
|Gini Pupo-Walker||Tennessee Equity Coalition|
|Heather McIntyre||HCDE- Teacher|
|Nathalie Strickland||Stella and Dot|
|Matt Busby||Camp House|
|Dr. Steve Highlander||HCDE|
|Hodgen Mainda||VP Community Dev- EPB|
|LaKweshia Ewing||Business Owner|
|Maura Black Sullivan||COO- City of Chatt|
|Joe Wood||Battelle For Kids|
|Jason Tyszko||U.S. Chamber Foundation|
|Sarah Morgan||Benwood Foundation|
|Davd Steele||Chatt Chamber- Ed Policy|
|Donna Mason||State ACT|
|James Tucker||UTC- McKee Chair of Excellence|
|Pete Cooper||Community Foundation|
|Edna Varner||Public Education Foundation|
|Dr. Sharon Harper||TN Core|
|Marty Lowe||Wsi Workforce Solutions|
|Indira Dammu||TN Score|
|Dan Liner||HCDE TEA|
|Laura Hessler||VP BCBS- Talent|
|Jared Bigham||Chattanooga 2.0|
|Franklin McCallie||Retired Educator|
|Theresa Turner||TEA UniServ Coordinator Dist 7|
|Gladys Pineda Loher||Chatt State- Professor|
|Bo Walker||State of Tennessee|
|Dr. Everlena Holmes||Community Organizer|
“I believe that every facet of a great school district is a commitment to student success. As a community, we must clearly define what a successful student looks like, create a plan of action and ensure that it is implemented with fidelity,” said Dr. Johnson. “The main goal is to ensure student success through proper alignment of internal and external resources, adequate structures and effective leadership. We will have a laser-like focus on ensuring we are doing everything we can to prepare fully students for their future paths and the opportunities that await them.”
The five Transition Team focus areas and drivers are as follows:
- Student Achievement: We must ensure that All students (economically disadvantaged, EL and various sub-groups of students) are on track to master core subject content in reading, math, social studies and science through, high-quality tier I instruction, effective instructional frameworks, as well as, the appropriate classroom and school resources.
- Postsecondary Ready: We must ensure that ALL students have equitable and relevant access to Early Post-Secondary Opportunities (EPSOs), college and career guidance.
- Talent Development: We must recruit, train, retain, and compensate our most valuable assets, our employees, through a sustainable and competitive strategy.
- Organizational Efficiency: We must ensure the appropriate structures (district and school-level), budgeting processes and effective use of all available assets (all investments) are realized with a measurable return on investment.
- Communications and Stakeholder Engagement: We must shape our own image and define who we are as a system.We must ensure that all stakeholders are informed in a timely, easily accessible and convenient manner. We must also ensure that parents and community partners are engaged appropriately and efforts are aligned to maximize positive student outcomes.
These Transition Team subgroups will have eight weeks to share opportunities Hamilton County Schools can incorporate into the district’s new Strategic Plan.