Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Importance of a Quality Early Childhood Education

As a former Pre-K teacher and Librarian and current FWISD Coordinator, and as an Ed.D. in Early Childhood student, I am a HUGE proponent of a quality early childhood education!! It is the foundation for our children. I am so proud of the district I work in and our wonderful Superintendent, Kent P. Scribner, Ph.D. and of our Mayor, Betsy Price, as we work together as a community to ensure ALL students are prepared for college, career, and community leadership by starting with quality Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms and education. This important foundation builds up to reading on grade level by 3rd grade, which builds up to math/Algebra readiness in middle and high school, which builds up to college, career, and community leadership.

This is a link to a YouTube video of Dr. Scribner and Mayor Price as they visit a Pre-K classroom in FWISD and as they discuss the importance of early childhood education.

100X25 is FWISD's literacy initiative where our goal is 100% of all 3rd graders reading on grade level by 2025. This is a link to more information on our district webpage.

I'm so proud of my school district and community as we move forward working together to help our children!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 - Hopefully the Year I become Dr. Cissy L. Mattingly

Welcome to a new year! My friends/colleagues and I at Walden University are working hard to hopefully finish our research and our dissertations this year and graduate. I wish all my friends the best of luck as we work our way towards finishing this leg of our journey together!!