Dr. Duran working with a student

Dear Bellevue students, families, staff, and community,

As your new superintendent, the purpose of my entry plan was to listen and learn as much as possible about our schools and community so that we can build on our strengths and continue to improve in order to meet the needs of all students. Since joining the Bellevue School District, it has been my pleasure to speak with students, families, staff, community members, and education partners, as well as business and community leaders and elected officials.

This report contains key learnings including highlights and opportunities for growth. The information herein will help guide the development of our strategic plan for the next five years.

By listening, learning, and applying what we learn, we will be in a great position to define common goals, align resources, and take strategic action to build on our strengths and support all students.

As we move forward, I will continue to listen to and learn from our students, families, staff, and community to set our course for the future, define benchmarks of success, and ensure that we continue the rigorous expectations for all Bellevue students and staff.

Thank you to all who participated in this process. Your contributions were invaluable.

I look forward to meeting with more of you, continuing to build on the foundation of excellence, and striving together toward closing the achievement gaps to provide an exemplary college preparatory education for all of our students.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ivan Duran

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