TCSD to reorganize staff to meet Wyoming standards, prep for elementary reconfiguration

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Last week, Teton County School District No. 1 officials announced several staffing changes in preparation for some large-scale initiatives including ongoing efforts to align curriculum to the Wyoming standards, reconfiguration of Jackson and Colter Elementary schools to kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2017-2018 school year, and addressing state budget cuts for the upcoming school year, and beyond. The changes include moving Chad Ransom from the Director of Second Language Services to the new position of Director of Support Services; Pier Trudelle, the current Grants and Special Projects Director will fill the role of Director of School Improvement and Accountability; English Language Arts Facilitator Holly Voorhees-Carmical will take on the position of Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment; and Julie Nash has been promoted to Special Education Coordinator. Lastly, Teaching and Learning Director, Tracy Poduska will take on the role of Assistant Principal at Colter Elementary School and Reconfiguration Coordinator. "My primary goal is to remain dedicated to aligning our curriculum to the Wyoming standards, ensuring we address equal access for all students, conduct a thorough and careful process in reconfiguring our elementary schools. These changes were made with the awareness that in spite of dwindling state funds we are committed to meeting our vision of being a premier district where every child is prepared to succeed in an ever-changing world," said Superintendent Dr. Gillian Chapman. These position changes take effect July, at the start of the new fiscal year. *Feature Photo: Colter Elementary School's 2015-2016 Student Council representatives taking their pledge. h/t TCSD / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news