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July 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
Please Note: We’ve changed to a virtual meeting on July 22 at 11:30 AM.
There is no charge for this online event, and anyone is welcome.
You must RSVP to attend. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!
Program Speaker: Dr. Diana Greene
Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools
Topic – School Re-Opening and COVID-19 – Learning the thoughts behind Duval County Public Schools reopening plan.
Please join the JAX Health Council and Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, Dr. Diana Greene as she gives an overview of Duval County Public Schools reopening plan. She has been in the trenches with the State of Florida, the City of Jacksonville, and the Health Department to make a plan that works for Duval County.
Dr. Diana L. Greene began her tenure as Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), the 20th largest school district in the nation, on July 1, 2018. She arrived to this role with extensive classroom and leadership experience, beginning with her first elementary teaching position at Mamie Agnes Jones in Baldwin, Florida. Prior to becoming a superintendent in Duval County, Dr. Greene served as Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services in Manatee County. During her 33-year career as an educator, she has spent time as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal as well as in curriculum development, staff development and in senior executive leadership.
Last summer, Dr. Greene’s initial assessment of Duval County Public Schools concluded with three major goals:
- Improve academic achievement to become an “A” rated school district
- Improve safety and security, and
- Bring financial solvency to the district.
After just one year of leadership, the district has made outstanding progress on each goal.
Academics, safety, and financial solvency underlie one of the most visible initiatives of Dr. Greene’s first year as Superintendent of Duval County – – a proposed referendum to voluntarily impose a half-penny sales tax to radically improve all school facilities over the next 10-15 years. If successful, the revenue will make schools safer, improve academic outcomes, and reduce operational costs enabling more dollars to be spent in the classroom.
On a personal note, Dr. Greene is the daughter of a father who served in the Air Force, and she grew up living in locations all over the United States and abroad. She is married to James Greene, an independent financial advisor, and retired Navy; they have two sons, Aldon and Joshua.