Board of Education

Effective Immediately - All Board of Education meetings will be held in the Somers High School Learning Media Center

BOE Members

Front Row - Krista Cherry, Marissa Marks, Jan Martin, Kim Radziewicz
Back Row - Michael Briggs, Chris Thiesing, Carl Stebbins, Ed DePeau, Anne Kirkpatrick

 

Vision Statement

The Somers Public Schools strives to be an exceptional and innovative educational community. 

Mission

The mission of the Somers Public Schools is to prepare each student to contribute and succeed in an ever-changing global society.  
In pursuit of this Vision and Mission, we believe in:
·      The pursuit of excellence
·      Life-long learning
·      An environment conducive to success
·      Student, family, and community partnerships
·      Responsible citizenship
·      Honoring equity, individuality, and diversity
·      Educating the whole child 

Somers Critical Success Skills

Students must possess core content knowledge; they must also have the following critical skills to be successful in an evolving world society:

Communication
·       Read, view, and listen to demonstrate mastery of content and skills
·       Write, speak, and present to demonstrate mastery of content and skills
·       Effectively utilize multi-media tools
·       Demonstrate interpersonal discourse

Collaboration
·       Lead, cooperate, and contribute to groups
·       Recognize and accept diverse perspectives
·       Support consensus to reach a common goal
·       Adhere to and participate in multiple roles
·       Regulate personal behavior in responsiveness to self and others

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving 
·       Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from multiple sources
·       Define problems and implement appropriate processes
·       Propose and defend solutions
·       Reflect on processes and generate conclusions

Creativity/Innovation
·       Generate a variety of options
·       Be aware of own learning strengths
·       Use various questioning techniques
·       Demonstrate adaptability and a growth mindset
·       Learn from mistakes
·       Demonstrate intrinsic motivation
·      Be curious about the world


Goals

Goal 1:  Student Achievement
Develop and implement instructional, digital, and assessment systems that support high student achievement, preparation for post-secondary school life, and the Somers Student Success Skills.

Goal 2:  Professional Learning
Develop and implement meaningful and personalized professional development programming that support best practices, high student achievement, preparation for post-secondary school life, and the Somers Student Success Skills.

Goal 3:  Accountability
Develop and implement goal setting and accountability systems that support best instructional practices, high student achievement, preparation for post-secondary school life, and the Somers Student Success Skills.


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