Just to let you know, the Regional Meetings will have something of a focus. Dr. Enfield will be presenting the new regional structure to parents and introducing the Executive Director for each region and staff representatives of each school in the region. There will language translation at all the meetings (with more languages represented in the Central and SE). There is no childcare available but there will be some coloring supplies available if you do bring your child.
I can't say a lot about the other Executive Directors (I don't know them except for Michael Tolley and he came with Dr. Goodloe-Johnson) but the NE lucks out with Phil Brockman. Phil was a terrific principal at Ballard High and he is someone who will listen to parents. So he will be at the first meeting of the regional meetings this Monday the 20th at Eckstein at 6:30.
This is all good as I think for most parents these folks were largely invisible and it's important to know who they are and what they do. One thing that makes me a little uneasy was this line:
The majority of the meeting will be devoted to informal interactions between families and district and school leaders.
I hope it will be "informal" and not facilitated. I think each new Executive Director should be open and available for any and all questions. As well, I hope that the Superintendent and Dr. Enfield will also be open and available to questions as well since it may not be possible for many parents/guardians to go to the Coffee Chats with the Superintendent. This might be the only time some people can ask Dr. Goodloe-Johnson questions.