Thinking about creating school partnerships? Looking for more from your school-based partnerships? Asking yourself what expectations should I have from a school partnership?
School leaders understand the importance of building valuable educational partnerships with the community, industry, higher education, and school to school partners, but understanding how and with whom to make connections can be the problem. Come join the conversation and learn what you can do to help your students.
Join Dr. Shelia Herrity in Lenexa on February 20, and Goddard on February 21, to learn how Shelia and Worcester Technical High School established over 300 industry and higher education partners to meet the diverse needs of their students. Even if your district has a quality school-based partnership already established, consider joining the conversation and sharing with your peers how your district is making connections in Kansas.
Dr. Sheila M. Harrity is the Superintendent-Director of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District and a former principal at Worcester Technical High School where she was named the 2013 Massachusetts Principal of the Year and 2014 National High School Principal of the Year. In 2013, the school received the National Blue Ribbon School distinction for outstanding student achievement by the U.S. Department of Education and was the only high school in the nation in 2014 to host President Obama as a commencement speaker. Her leadership at Worcester Technical High School, where almost 65 percent of the students were economically disadvantaged, was transformative. With an emphasis on a personalized learning environment, Dr. Harrity implemented the Early Career and College STEM Innovation Plan. With over 350 industry and higher education partners, students at the school learned from project-based experiences with real-world applications.