On April 25, 2018, John Bryant, the Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) director of education, and Scott McMillan, chair of the board of trustees, hosted the second annual Director’s Town Hall, welcoming more than 100 people to the Education Centre.
Families, students, staff, and community members took an in-depth look at our strategic plan and operational goals, discussed the progress we have made and interacted with education leaders in our district.
“It is [our] goal for every member of our WRDSB community to see themselves in our strategic plan, and it is through shared ownership that together we will ensure the achievement and well-being of each and every one of our students,” said Lila Read, coordinating superintendent, student achievement and well-being. “It is critical that we do this important work together – openly listening to the many diverse voices of our community.”
The event provided a face-to-face opportunity for people to hear how we are making changes to our system for the betterment of our staff and students. More importantly, we wanted to hear directly from our community about the questions, concerns or feedback they had. Information gathered from the Town Hall is extremely valuable and will help shape our strategies moving forward.
During the hour-long carousel session, attendees were able to talk one-on-one with senior leaders and trustees about our operational goals and the methods we will use to measure progress and success.
Together, we are creating a brighter future for our students, each and every one.