Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2019 | Page 9

National Education Leaders Visit MISD to See College, Career, Life Readiness in Action For decades, test makers have sold a theory that test scores create a comprehensive picture of a student’s potential. A national group led by school superintendents and educational leaders met in Mansfield ISD last month to help dispel that theory by taking a first- hand look at what college, career and life readiness really looks like. David R. Schuler, the 2018 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year® and superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill., served as lead teacher during the cohort Educational leaders from across the nation visit Mansfield ISD to explore how college, career and meeting. life-readiness is embedded into learning beginning in student’s earliest years. “We have a moral obligation as school with our kids and see they programs administrators to plant new dreams CLICK HERE they study there.” in our kids’ heads, and that’s exactly to watch a video The leadership program, about the AASA what we’re launched three years ago by the visit to Mansfield trying to do,” said Schuler. “We’re AASA, introduces new research- ISD. also trying to provide hope and based metrics to more appropriately opportunity and get students assess whether students are ready to think beyond high school to pursue their lifelong goals and graduation.” dreams following post-secondary Nearly 75 members of the AASA education. Redefining Ready! initiative met in “The tour of Ben Barber was Mansfield ISD to tour Ben Barber amazing,” said Dr Tina Plummer, Innovation Academy and the Dr. The tour of Ben Barber was assistant superintendent of the Sarah K. Jandrucko Academy for amazing. Pattonville School District in St Louis, Early Learners, gathering ideas and ~ Dr Tina Plummer, MO. “I saw programs that allow best practices to bring back to their assistant superintendent all students to get some type of a districts, which spread across the of the Pattonville School certification, which allows them nation. District in St. Louis, MO to be employable the minute they “AASA and Redefining Ready! walk out of high school.” chooses one district a year across To learn more about The Dr. the country to tour and we are Sarah K. Jandrucko Academy for very grateful that they chose to Early Learners, call 817-299-7650. come to Mansfield ISD,” said MISD To learn more about The Ben Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas. Barber Innovation Academy, visit “They were blown away by Ben Barber and the opportunity to visit | 9