Start of the Summer

Dear Superintendents,

As summer approaches, I hope you all find time to relax with family and friends. In that spirit, memos from me will continue to go out on Friday and will intermittently be accompanied by an update. WDE is gearing up for numerous trainings across the state and we look forward to seeing many of you as you take opportunities to learn and network alongside educators and leaders from your districts.

Graduates don orange safety vests and gold hardhats as they hold their certificates next to three staff members from the Regional Training Center.

Students in Natrona County School District No. 1 received their Heavy Equipment Operator certifications (backhoe, excavator, bulldozer, and front end loader) from the Wyoming Contractors Association prior to their high school graduation. This inaugural graduation is the result of an innovative partnership between the school district and the Wyoming Contractors Association, with funding support from Skilled Careers Foundation and the WDE’s Career Technical Education team.

WDE staff sit with AIR staff and members of the Technical Advisory Committee in a conference room.

The Standards & Assessment Division had their quarterly meeting with American Institutes for Research (AIR) on Wednesday. The meeting was followed by two days of Technical Advisory Committee meetings.

There are no memos this week.

Jillian