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C.R. McLeod
C.R. McLeod
Currently the communications director for the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, C.R. formerly served as the communications director for County Executive Chris Coons and as an assistant to U.S. Senator Tom Carper. He is a member of the 2011 Leadership Delaware class, and lives in North Wilmington with his wife and three children.

Summer may be in full swing, but there is important work happening around the future of public education in our state.

Delawareans from communities across our state are joining the Vision Coalition to develop a plan to better prepare our students for a lifetime of success. While there are many activities and events this time of year, the Vision Coalition is inviting Delawareans to participate and help to spread the word.
The Coalition is hosting ED25.MindMixer.com, which is serving as a virtual community conversation. For those who participate on the site, there are “rewards” available from Delaware organizations and individuals, including the Delaware Children’s Museum and U.S. Senator Thomas Carper.

New Castle County Community Conversation
New Castle County Community Conversation

Since the beginning of the year, hundreds of Delawareans — led by the Leadership Team of the Vision Coalition — created the vision for a draft plan, A Vision for Education in Delaware in 2025 (ED25). This summer, the Coalition is sharing this vision and seeking Delawareans’ ideas and input — over “cups of coffee” in person and online — to help develop the final plan, which will be released in early 2015.

As Communications Director of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, I am providing staff support for this effort because our President and CEO, Paul Herdman, serves on the Coalition Leadership Team. I join the organizations represented on the Leadership Team to provide loaned capacity to help staff meetings and take notes, share information with their stakeholders, and host meetings.

Community conversations have already taken place in Sussex County and New Castle County this summer, and the next community conversations will take place this Wednesday, August 6, in Kent County.

9:30 am: Dover Public Library
(35 E Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19901)

5:30 pm: Harrington Volunteer Fire Company
(20 Clark St, Harrington, DE 19952)

Our public education system impacts every Delawarean, and your thoughts and feedback will help our state continue building on the good work that has been done. We hope you will join us!

To explore the presentation that is shared at the community conversations, click here, and to explore the full draft plan with detailed working group recommendations, click here.

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