Dr. Gene P. Nocera, PhD, Democratic candidate for Board of Education
Over the course of my career, as a teacher, doctoral graduate and public and private school administrator, I have acquired a deep understanding of learning theory and teaching.
In addition to my impact in the classroom, school and community, I have also worked hard to reach out to influence the school district's culture, providing goal clarification and a positive school climate, helping reduce teacher and community isolation within the decision making process, and sharing the power and responsibility with staff and community.
Establishing a positive school climate of reflection and learning, to improve the overall safe and excellent learning environment for students has always been a number one priority.
In my judgment, the greatest contribution a school leader can provide is leadership to cultivate shared values that create a positive school and community climate of openness, mutual respect, support and educational excellence.