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Susanne Griffin

Chief Academic Officer, Susanne Griffin, oversees the district’s academic division by implementing the district academic agenda to provide world class education for all MPS students. We work closely with the schools and many other departments at MPS to ensure that we are all focused on the following areas:

  • Accelerated academic achievement for all students
  • Shared accountability for student learning
  • Professional development for teachers and principals
  • Respectful and welcoming school environments

The Academic Leadership team works with the Superintendent to help each principal apply the educational priorities of the district within each school. This work is prioritized out of the Strategic Plan and includes a strong focus on aligning standards with instruction and assessment to ensure all students have access to rigorous learning.

Our vision to support college and career readiness is articulated in our Steps to Student Success. These represent metrics over the course of a student's K-12 experience that will accelerate their readiness for post-secondary success. Our next step is to build the character qualities that are also a critical component helping our students thrive in future pursuits.