January 1

Rae Ann Knopf appointed Vermont Deputy Commissioner of Education

first_imgRae Ann Knopf of St Johnsbury was confirmed as Vermont’s Deputy Commissioner of Education by the State Board of Education in a special meeting today. Knopf, who most recently served as the Assistant Director for Student Support and Safe and Healthy Schools, also serves as the department’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) coordinator.“We on the State Board of Education are excited about Rae Ann Knopf’s appointment as Deputy Commissioner,” said Board Chair Fayneese Miller. “I have had the pleasure of watching her expertly steward the department and our education partners through the complexities of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. I personally look forward to working with her and the commissioner as we continue our work on the transformation of education in Vermont. ”Rae Ann Knopf has worked nationally over the last 26 years to establish learning communities where young people can thrive and realize their true potential. She uses her experience as a school administrator, clinical director, corporate executive and organizational development specialist to lead statewide efforts to continue strengthening Vermont’s educational system by implementing tiered systems of support and intervention for academics and behavior.Prior to joining the department, she has shown a career-long commitment to students in need in a whole range of educational settings, including serving as the Executive Director, Founder and Head of Bromley Brook Secondary School for the Aspen Education Group in Cerritos, CA; as the Vice President of Private Education Operations, and as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, of CEDU Family of Services for the Brown Schools of Boston. Prior to that, she served several years at VisionQuest National LTD in Arizona, a national organization providing treatment to adolescents with severe emotional and behavior difficulties. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Western Michigan University, and her Master of Social Work in Social Policy and Organizational Development from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Knopf most recently founded an academically rigorous residential secondary school in Manchester, Vermont for girls facing significant personal and emotional challenge. “The appointment of Rae Ann Knopf as the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Transformation and Innovation will greatly benefit the children of our state,” said Commissioner Vilaseca. “She has demonstrated leadership in innovative school practices prior to her arrival at the department.  Her diverse experience in the private sector and non-profit private schools brings a different perspective to this role and compliments my experience in public schools. Her work with schools has had a positive impact on students and has helped provide schools with systems that support all students reaching their potential. She is respected both within and outside of our department and I look forward to working with her and the benefits she will bring to Vermont schools. ”Knopf’s duties as the next in command under Commissioner Armando Vilaseca will include, but are not limited to, overseeing the programmatic divisions of the department, which encompass Student Support and Safe and Healthy Schools, Lifelong Learning, Standards and Assessment, Educator Quality, and Independent and Federal Programs. She will also play a critical leadership role in the department regarding the Transformation of Education effort, State Board work and advising Commissioner Vilaseca on policy matters. She will continue her role as the ARRA coordinator for the department.“These are both challenging and exciting times for education in Vermont,” says Knopf. “Challenging because the current economic realities force us to constantly reassess our priorities. Exciting because our understanding of how children learn and accessibility to global educational resources increases exponentially every year. I look forward to working with Commissioner Vilaseca, the department staff, and educators across the state to put our collective knowledge to use in helping each child in Vermont to thrive and recognize their true potential.”Knopf will begin serving as deputy commissioner on October 11. Source: Vermont Dept of Education. 10.8.2009last_img read more

October 18

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta eyes move for Liverpool transfer target Diego Carlos

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:52FullscreenArsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-1-chelsea-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2221606/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Petr Cech responds to Chelsea fan asking about Kai Havertz transfer after FA Cup loss to ArsenalMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hits back at Alexandre Lacazette over his joke to William Saliba after Arsenal’s FA Cup winFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarrySunday 2 Aug 2020 1:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta eyes move for Liverpool transfer target Diego Carlos Sevilla are willing to let Carlos leave for the right offer (Picture: Getty)Arteta may be keen on Carlos, but the Arsenal boss has been told he must work with a restricted budget this summer due to financial issues at the club.Carlos is likely to be too expensive, but Edu and Arteta have drawn up a detailed list of targets.Arteta is also hopeful he can use out-of-favour midfielder Matteo Guendouzi as a makeweight in deals and is aiming to offload Mesut Ozil.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe German is Arsenal’s top earner, but has been frozen out by Arteta since the restart of football.Arsenal’s defence has been repeatedly breached this season, but the Gunners capped off their campaign with victory in the FA Cup final over Chelsea on Saturday. Carlos has been superb this season (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu are targeting the signing of Sevilla star Diego Carlos, according to reports.The centre-back enjoyed a superb season with Sevilla and has a £68million release clause in his contract, which runs until 2024.Liverpool are also tracking the defender, who Jurgen Klopp believes would be the perfect partner for Virgil van Dijk.The Telegraph claim Arteta has identified Carlos as a key part of his plans to overhaul Arsenal’s defence this summer.ADVERTISEMENTSevilla are willing to accept offers below Carlos’ £68m buy-out clause and could be tempted to accept a £54.5m bid.Carlos helped Sevilla finish fourth in La Liga, securing Champions League football for the Spanish side next season.AdvertisementAdvertisementA host of sides are interested in Carlos, including clubs in the Premier League and La Liga.last_img read more