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  • Message from Matt Cook, Superintendent of SchoolsMatt Cook


    Hello Newark CSD families:


    I have an update to let you all know about some staffing changes that will have a ripple effect through the district.


    The administrative changes are mostly connected to the district receiving a prestigious federal grant.  We were one out of only eight School Climate Transformation grants funded throughout the nation. 


    • Laurie Palmisano has accepted our newly created Director of Community Schools position that is fully paid for by the School Climate Transformation Grant.  Newark, Williamson and Red Creek will share this five year, $3.75 million dollar grant, which will help support our MTSS/PBIS/SEL/My Brothers' Keeper work.  Thanks to Mark Miller and Jay Roscup for writing this and getting it funded for our students and community.
    • That leaves Ms. Palmisano’s Assistant Principal position split between Kelley School and the Middle School.  Our High School Assistant Principal, Robyn Ross will assume those duties starting in January.
    • To fill Ms. Ross's role at the High School, Tiffany Cohrs will start her internship early.  Mrs. Cohrs is a Kindergarten teacher at Perkins and has been working through the Leadership Institute.  She was scheduled to start her internship this coming July through the 2020-21 school year.  We will take this opportunity to let her begin this work early and give her even more experience. 
    • Also, in January we will have a School Resource Officer from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department joining our team. 
      For more information on these subjects please click on the links below.


    I wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season. 


    Matt Cook, Superintendent of Schools


    Admin Changes:


    Climate Transformation Grant:


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