In the Instructional Services department at Van Buren Intermediate School District, supporting teachers and administrators with instruction is the heart of our work. It is our hope that this monthly newsletter will help capture upcoming events and important information to support your work in your districts, schools, and classrooms.
January is a month where we have the opportunity to recenter and refocus ourselves for a new year. In this same month, we have the opportunity to honor and reflect on one of the greatest civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. It was Dr. King who taught our nation to believe in all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Public education is rooted in this belief and has broadened this to promise access to quality education for all students, independent of socioeconomic status, trauma, disabilities, race, ethnicity, or religion. In order to support teachers and administrators in this work, our instructional services department is striving to improve it’s offerings and consultation and coaching services. Our recentering and refocusing for this year will be around this important endeavor.