What is the future of public education in Portland? Portland Public Schools, under the leadership of Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero, has launched a process of creating a new vision for the district that can answer that question, and in the next decade transform PPS into one of the premier systems in the country.
The Portland Public Schools Visioning initiative continued to benefit from an outpouring of participation in February and early March, as students, families, educators, administrators, central office staff and community members weighed in on three major focus areas at community meetings across the city.
Due to today’s weather-related school and district office closure, the Visioning community meeting scheduled for tonight at Grant at Marshall High School will not take place. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to join us at one of two remaining Visioning community meetings this week:
The PPS Visioning initiative reached its most active stage to date in January, as the district hosted dozens of community meetings and offered to the public a multi-language, four-question survey. Those efforts, culminating with a large-scale community meeting at Madison High School on Feb. 26, resulted in over 12,000 comments, ideas and dreams about the future of PPS from students, teachers, administrators, families, central office staff and community members.
Core Team purpose: To coordinate and facilitate the design and delivery of a stakeholder engaged Visioning process and to provide operational and logistical support to the execution of the Visioning sessions. The members:
Scott Bailey, Board Director
Loretta Benjamin-Samuels, Senior Director, Talent Management
Jill Bryant, Program Administrator, Student Health and Wellness
Stephanie Cameron, Senior Director, Communications & Public Engagement
Das Gupta, Manager, IT
Camille Idedevbo, Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer
Dani Ledezma, Special Advisor, Equity & Social Justice
Kimberly Matier, Senior Director, Professional Learning
Rosanne Powell, Senior Manager, Liaison to Board of Education
David Roy, Consultant, Internal Communications
Elisa Schorr, Director, High School Programs
Aurora Terry, Senior Director, College & Career Readiness
Courtney Westling, Director, Government Relations
Executive Sponsors for Core Team: Rita Moore, Board Chair; Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendent