Vernon Orndorff

Vernon Orndorff, M.Ed.

Park County School District 6
919 Cody Ave.
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587.4253

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Superintendent's Note

In the January 19th newsletter I spoke about change and transformation. So, what does transformational education look like? Transformational education is defined as "empowering learners with knowledge skills, values, and attitudes to be resilient, adaptable, and prepared for the uncertain future while contributing to human and planetary well-being and sustainable development." - Unesco.org

This is a big ask for Professional Educators. There is no other profession where the expectations are set so high. Think about what transformational education means in your position at Park County School District 6. We are all responsible and have an impact on empowering learners with knowledge skills, values, and attitudes to be resilient, adaptable, and prepared for the uncertain future while contributing to human and planetary well-being and sustainable development.

After the last newsletter was released, I was asked a rhetorical question regarding a living organism shedding its skin. “Mr. Orndorff, so is it more uncomfortable for a snake to live in its old skin, or is it more uncomfortable for the snake to shed its skin?” I’m glad it was a rhetorical question! But I did some research and if a reptile doesn’t shed its skin, it prevents the reptile from growing and it also could create blindness. Thus, the reptile couldn’t see or grow into the future.

It is so vital in our profession that we continue to grow in the science of teaching and the art of teaching. At Park County School District 6 the science of teaching and the art of teaching collide creating active learning spaces where scholars become innovative, explorers and critical thinkers preparing them for careers that don’t exist today as we know them.

-Vernon Orndorff

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