Sand Creek Zone Superintendent
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"This is a unique and exciting opportunity to make us the top district in the state," says Sean Dorsey, Sand Creek Zone superintendent, about District 49's innovation initiative. "Right now, we are creating the plan and the community has a stake in this process." As the global workforce changes, education must change to prepare students for excellence in and out of the classroom. Within the Sand Creek Zone, Dorsey says schools will assemble a wide array of services for students. The elementary, middle and high schools will coordinate and work together so educators aim toward the same goals, move in the same direction.
"We are going to match the world’s expectations with a level of intensity in our classrooms," says Dorsey. "We are going to engage students in a rich, stimulating environment." As the zone continues to build a sense of community, he says open communication is extremely important and the focus remains on students. "We need to ask, 'what do our students need?' because we are preparing them for the next level."
Mr.Dorsey began his education career as a special education teacher. He then went on to serve in assistant principal and principal roles. Sean moved to Colorado Springs, within District 49, in 2010. He enjoys working with his community throughout the innovation processes.
"When the community is involved and parents are involved, students succeed," he says.
Each Quarter, the Sand Creek Zone shares information, stories, and highlights with our students, staff and local community. Check out the latest SCZ Community Newsletter!
K - 5 Math Resources for Parents
Great Minds Eureka Math
This website includes parent tip sheets that provide strategies, models, key vocabulary, and tips for supporting learning at home. (English and Spanish versions available) Click on the Math tab and then the Parent tab to access the parent tip sheets.
This website follows the Engage New York math lessons. It is perfect for those students who struggle with recalling daily math lessons. It has fluency practice, videos, and targeted checks for understanding.
Lafayette School Resources
- This website is hands-down one of the best at home resources! Navigate to your grade level on the left hand side of the page. Resources Include:
- Parent Videos and Games
- Math Newsletter by subtopics within each module
- Activities for parents to complete with kids at home
- Enter Engage New York in the Search box at the top of the page - results by grade level and module.
Oakdale School Resources
- This website includes links for K - 5 Math homework help to include videos.