From the Pen of Dr. Taylor:
I am grateful to have served DPSCD during this incredible time in history. I am most proud that we were able to recruit one of the strongest educational leaders in the country in Dr. Nikolai Vitti. I feel the District has a strong plan and leadership team in place to continue to strengthen the academic achievement goals for each student. I look forward to transitioning this work as I continue to support, as a volunteer, in any way possible to ensure there is a seamless move forward.
Opinion: Detroit Public Schools can get even better; here's how we make it happen
The Detroit Public Schools Community District has achieved some incredible milestones in the past four years. It has been my privilege to serve as the chair of the board for the DPSCD as one of the first elected members since 2009 when the district was put under state emergency management.
In 2017, our board of directors worked with the Michigan Department of Education to develop a partnership agreement preventing the closure of our schools. The plan stopped the implosion that had damaged our schools for decades. Next, DPSCD set critical goals to achieve a balanced budget, ongoing measured student academic achievement and hiring and investing in teachers. (more)