Dr. Mark Bedell

A Letter From Dr. Bedell

Hello, KCPS families, friends, staff and visitors!

Dr Mark Bedell

We've got another round of outstanding training this week for our KCPS educators! Teachers will be attending the 2018 Summer Professional Development Institute today through Thursday, June 28 at Southeast High School.

Our Division of Academics team have brought together some of the world's top experts in public education to train our teachers on best practices and cutting-edge techniques. The theme of the event is, "All Means All." This refers to the fact that we simply must do everything in our power to support every child and to prepare every child to succeed in the 21st century global economy. This is a non-negotiable. It requires individualized and responsive teaching and learning in all of our classrooms. It demands that each staff member is proactive about his or her own growth as a professional. It focuses our school and district leaders on ensuring that all of our educators and support staff have the opportunity to become the best at what they do.

I can see all these elements coming together in KCPS and it makes me extremely excited to start the new school year! You all are the best and I am so grateful that, together, we are Team KCPS! ALL IN!!!

Yours in education,
Dr. Mark Bedell
Superintendent of Schools