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Dear Superintendents,

There are EIGHT memos this week including an important survey, summer professional development, grant opportunities, and more.

It was a treat to be back in schools for in-person visits – I am amazed by the teaching and learning happening in every classroom, every day across our great state. Thank you for welcoming me warmly into your buildings and classes.


The U.S. Department of Education (USED) released this statement about the monthly NAEP survey results regarding reopening schools. Thank you Wyoming for setting the gold standard and for lending to America’s success.

U.S. Education Secretary Cardona thanked teachers in this letter. It is a touching ode to our teachers and the profession. I wholeheartedly agree with the statement, “Every day America’s teachers change lives, and every day those lives change the world.” Thank you teachers!


Celebrating WYTOPP scores with 3rd graders, Mrs. Cobb, Principal Thomas, and Supt. Hamel at Little Snake River Valley K-12 School


Rebecca Murray was named Laramie County School District #1 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Brown, Principal Cox, and I were on-hand to surprise her.

Military Appreciation Month Continues! Please tag us on social media as you observe the month in your schools. This week Tech Sergeant Dudley, of the Wyoming Air Guard joined us for school visits.


Tech Sergeant Dudley joined me at a school visit to Evansville Elementary to congratulate Wyoming’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, Alexis Barney.

Memos to be released today:

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