Seaford School District to hold Community Forums July 7 & 13

The Seaford School District will hold community forums in order to provide and receive information for reinventing Seaford High School.

In the fall of 2011, Seaford High School will add a new program, New Tech Academy, which will be open for students in grades 9 and 10 for the first year and expand to other grades the following year. Teachers and administrators will be trained during the 2010-2011 school year for this new model.

The forums will provide parents with information about the New Tech Academy and allow parents to discuss future academies and course offerings at Seaford Senior High School.

Parents and community members who attend the forums will also have a chance to meet Seaford School District's new director of Secondary Education, Dr. Shelley Holt and Mrs. Chantel Janiszewski, new principal at Seaford Senior High School.

Dr. Holt was born and raised in California. She, her husband and three children have moved across the country and settled in Seaford.

Dr. Holt received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley; teaching credentials from California State University, Hayward; master's degree in educational administration from California State University, Sacramento, and her doctorate in urban educational leadership K-12, from the University of Southern California.

Mrs. Chantel Janiszewski, a Seaford resident, received her bachelor of science in biology from Salisbury University, master of science in biology education and school leadership credentials from Delaware State University.

The forums are scheduled for Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m., at St. John's Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Sts., Seaford.

The second forum is Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford. Child care and light refreshments will be provided.

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