Dougherty to Attend Leadership Gathering

School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty (Photo by Pat Blair)
School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty will be in Laramie on Monday.

He will be talking about the school district's achievements at a Wyoming Collaborative Leadership gathering whose goal is to talk about the role of leadership in kindergarten through 12th grade education in the state.

He elaborated on the purpose of the event.

The quality of teaching, and level of learning, in Sheridan County School District 2 has attracted the attention of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. Earlier this year, the governor asked the district 2 superintendent to provide feedback to the University of Wyoming on how the university can improve the teacher training program, using District 2 as a model. District 2 includes all schools in the city of Sheridan, and Story Elementary School.

The district has been recognized statewide for academic achievements. Three Sheridan schools have been designated National Blue Ribbon Schools, and a fourth is a nominee for Blue Ribbon designation for this year. Sheridan High School has received national recognition as one of the top high schools in the country. Fort Mackenzie High School, which is the district's alternative school, last year made the highest composite ACT score out of all high schools in Wyoming.

The school superintendent said District 2 teachers collaborate with each other, and focus on student learning. He said the bottom line is whether the student learns what is being taught, and if not, how can that student be helped to learn.

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