Superintendent Seeks Student Perspective Through Shadowing

As part of his ongoing commitment to developing a deep understanding of the Glenview District 34 community, Superintendent Dr. Dane Delli recently spent the school day shadowing Attea Middle School seventh grader Martin Sanchez.
From sharing a lunch to spending time in Social Studies and Science, the two were paired up throughout the entirety of Martin’s schedule, which allowed the Superintendent to experience all subject areas and aspects of student life at Attea. Delli will be shadowing a Springman student in the coming weeks and, over the next few months, spending dedicated days in each of the primary and intermediate buildings.
“I have to say, I continue to be amazed at how extraordinary your children are here,” Delli said when reflecting on his experience during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. “They are not extraordinary by accident either. They are extraordinary because they have extraordinary parents, teachers and support staff and a supportive culture.”
Spending a day in each building is one of the activities specifically noted in the Superintendent’s Transition Plan, which can be found by visiting Delli expressed the importance of having this dedicated time in each building because it allows him “to observe in real time teaching and learning in an up close and personal way.”
“I look forward to replicating this experience at each school building over the coming months, “he added.  “Although it will look different at the elementary schools, it is all with the same intent – to develop a deep understanding of what it really feels like to be in our school buildings.”