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Transition Team 2016-17 Final Report

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12 \ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 12 \ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CONCLUSIONS A large group of diverse individuals volunteered their time and worked diligently over a six-month period to develop actionable recommendations to support Dr. Sharon Contreras in her quest to provide each student in the Guilford County Schools with optimal learning opportunities. As she endeavors to build upon the strengths already existing in the system, Dr. Contreras can utilize these recommendations provided to her as tools for success. It is clear that Guilford County Schools enjoys many strengths, chiefly, a dedicated, professional workforce, a desire to educate its students well, established school choice options and efforts to improve the buildings in order to create environments conducive to optimal teaching and learning conditions. Our hope is that the work of the Transition Team will be disseminated widely, the recommendations adopted on a short and long-term basis and that its deliberations will be useful to Dr. Contreras as she seeks to lead the school system to “world class” status. Harold L. Martin, Ph.D., Chancellor NC A&T State University Transition Team Co-Chair James Merrill, Ed.D., Superintendent Wake County Public School System Transition Team Co-Chair Elizabeth “Betty” Molina Morgan, Ph.D. President, The Morgan Group Transition Team Facilitator

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