• Superintendent's Office


     Management Pathway Plan

    Westminster Public Schools (WPS) worked with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to create a Management Pathway Plan to support continuous improvement in the district. The plan will be presented to the Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday, May 4.


    The Board of Education approved this plan at its meeting on Tuesday, April 25. Here is the recommendation from CDE and the WPS plan summary.


    Please contact pswanson@westminsterpublicschools.org if you have any questions or comments.


     Community Resources
     
    In light of the 2016 election and questions raised about possible changes to immigration laws and enforcement,  we have created links to answer questions and provide a list of some online resources.
     CDE Position Statement
     
    Westminster Pubic Schools (WPS) submitted a detailed position statement to the Colorado State Board of Education (CDE) arguing that a change in the district rating to the “Improvement” category is warranted. The position statement  is a required step in the appeal process after the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) denied a request for reconsideration in 2016 to move WPS from Priority Improvement to Improvement status.


    Department Contacts:

     

     

    Dr. Pamela Swanson

    Superintendent

    720-542-5091

               
     
    Superintendent Swanson

    Welcome to Westminster Public Schools,

     


    There is no more important job in the world than educating our children and our goal in Westminster Public Schools is to embrace our motto Where Education is Personal in every classroom every day of the year. Our commitment to personalized instruction and a true Competency Based System (CBS) means that every student rises to his or her full potential and are ready for the day after graduation. You can learn more about CBS and why we think it is the best way to educate children here.


    I speak on behalf of everyone in the Westminster Public Schools family when I say how honored we are that you have entrusted the care of your child to us. We take every child’s education and safety very seriously and are continually looking for ways to improve our efforts.


    Our teachers and staff do a first class job, but they also need your help. Please make a point to talk regularly with your child’s teacher so you and your student are fully aware of academic progress and expectations. 
      
    In every issue of What’s Up WPS, I send a note to the community where I share my thoughts about issues that I think are interesting and important. You can find all of my comments on the left side of this web page.


    And while it’s important for you to hear from me, I also want to know what you are thinking. I encourage you to pick up the phone and call me 720-542-5091, or send me an email at pswanson@westminsterpublicschools.org In addition, I have several advisory cabinets that I regularly meet with and those cabinet members offer valuable perspectives about what is working well and what we can improve upon. You can read more about those cabinets below.


    At the beginning of this school year we also took a major step forward in terms of communicating with our families. Please make sure you have downloaded the WPS Mobile App from the App Store or Google Play so that you can get the latest information about Westminster Public Schools, our schools and so that we can get in touch with you in an emergency.


    Again, thank you for choosing Westminster Public Schools, Where Education is Personal.

     

    Kindest regards,

    Dr. Pamela Swanson
     
     


     




    Superintendent Cabinets


    Dr. Swanson is a strong proponent of leadership at all levels and believes input from all groups is important.
    With that in mind, she has six Superintendent Cabinets she meets with on a regular basis. 

    Superintendent Student Leadership Cabinet (SSLC)

    Dr. Swanson regularly meets with elected student leaders from our high schools to gather student perspectives on the challenges and opportunities faced by students moving toward graduation and life beyond high school. The meetings are open ended allowing students to speak honestly about everything from school lunch menus to school culture and climate to scholarships and internships opportunities. 

    Superintendent Support Cabinet (SSC) 
    Dr. Swanson created the Superintendent Support Cabinet in the fall of 2014 to gather more input from Educational Support Professionals (ESP). The cabinet is advisory in nature and is designed to enhance “Big Picture” communication dealing with High Stakes and Systemic topics regarding Westminster Public Schools. The monthly meetings encourage a robust and honest discussion of the issues facing the District. 

    Administrative Cabinet (ADCAB)
    The Administrative Cabinet is comprised of Directors and representative principals from across the District bringing varying leadership perspectives to the Superintendent’s office. The cabinet generally meets twice a month to address a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, academics, student safety, personnel, budget issues and other strategic goal areas. 

    Teacher Leadership Cabinet (TLC)
    The Teacher Leadership Cabinet brings together teachers to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern.
    In creating the TLC, Dr. Swanson sought the input  of teachers with very diverse perspectives. With that in mind, the cabinet consists of teachers from a variety of content areas and with varying length of service in WPS.  Every school has a representative on the cabinet.

    Principals’ Advisory Cabinet (PAC)
    The purpose of the Principals’ Advisory Cabinet is to solicit professional expertise and collaborate in an advisory capacity regarding the school district and moving it to the next level of excellence.

    Westminster Children’s Initiative (WCI)
    The WCI meets quarterly. The members consist of community and school district partners who work together to help the youth in our community succeed beyond the hours they are present in our schools.

    A typical school day for our students is approximately seven hours, depending on the age of the child.  School children spend a larger portion of their day away from the safe and caring learning environment that our schools provide.  As civic minded community members, it is up to all of us to support and enhance healthy lifestyles, positive choices, quality of life, safe neighborhoods and sustainable communities for the next generation.

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    Veronica Gleaton

    Executive Assistant to Board of Education
    720-542-5015

     

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    Jo Thompson

    Executive Assistant to Superintendent
    720-542-5091

     

     
Last Modified on May 2, 2017