On Feb. 3, Dr. Mark Duckworth, assistant superintendent with Clinton City Schools, was one of 30 curriculum leaders who completed the Emerging Trends Leadership Development Program co-sponsored by the North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA), the International Center for Leadership in Education, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
The 18-month long leadership development initiative required K12 education leaders to closely examine the major trends that will impact what North Carolina students will need to know and do to be successful in our technological/information-based society.
Jack Hoke, Executive Director of NCSSA, noted that Duckworth was able to not only gain great insight to the changing skills and knowledge students will need to be successful, but to also see how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools are changing their instruction to better prepare students for this changing world.
Dr. Sam Houston of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, President and CEO of the SMT Center noted that Duckworth will be able to help Clinton City Schools address needed changes in teaching, learning and leading, as a result of his personal and professional investment in North Carolina’s future.
Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, who has worked with thousands of education leaders across the country, is inspired by the leaders of North Carolina for prioritizing what’s around the corner in education and how it will impact student learning.
North Carolina School Superintendents’ Association, a professional organization, focused on a deep commitment for a shared vision of North Carolina public education and the only professional organization in the state dedicated to serving the entire administrative leadership team in each of North Carolina’s public schools and districts.