Parent Learning Option Intent Form

The School District of the City of York is working very hard to plan a safe return for our students and staff in the fall. As we shared with our school board recently, school will likely look different this year. We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. As a result, families will have two learning options for returning to school in Fall 2020 under the Green Phase. 1) In-person learning 2) K-12 Bearcat Cyber Academy. Please submit one form for each of your children enrolled at the School District of the City of York. This form will close on August 6, 2020

El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York está trabajando muy duro para planear un regreso seguro para nuestros estudiantes y empleados en el otoño. Como compartimos con nuestra junta escolar recientemente, la educación probablemente se verá diferente este año. Entendemos que necesitamos estar preparados para apoyar a nuestras familias ya que cada familia se encuentra en una situación, salud y nivel de confort único. Como resultado, las familias tendrán dos opciones de aprendizaje para volver a las clases en el otoño del 2020 en la Fase Verde. 1) Aprendizaje en persona 2) Academia Cibernética Bearcat K-12. Por favor, envíe un formulario por cada uno de sus hijos matriculados en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York. Este formulario se cerrará el 6 de agosto del 2020

School District Of The City Of York

Assistant Superintendent – Special Education

Dr. Linda C. BrownAs Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Dr. Linda C. Brown is committed to the philosophy of “Servant Leadership” developed by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges (2003). The primary focus of this leadership style is putting people first. As a servant leader, Brown puts the customer (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members) at the top of the organizational structure, with the leaders and support staff responsive to their needs. A servant leader is also committed to diversity — respecting differences in cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic differences throughout the community. Another key area is efficacy – demonstrating respect, honesty, and regard for all stakeholders regardless of their status in the organization.

Dr. Brown’s personal beliefs for building inclusive schools are based on a vision that all students have the opportunity to learn and participate in the same settings and programs — in school, at home, and in the community. Achieving educational equity and excellence requires unifying all members of the school community around a vision and a set of outcomes for all students.

gov28Dr. Brown has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. She has taught on all academic levels from kindergarten to post-graduate. Dr. Brown has served as a teacher, special education department leader, assistant principal, managing principal, supervisor, coordinator, and consultant at the state and federal levels for Maryland and Pennsylvania.  As an educational leader, Dr. Brown has served as a mentor to inspiring leaders who have moved on to many leadership positions and students who have received doctoral degrees.

Dr. Brown completed her graduate and post-graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and also pursued the Urban Educational Leadership course at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since joining the Pennsylvania educational system in the City of York, Dr. Brown has obtained more than 100 hours of course credits to support continued leadership licenses. Dr. Brown was commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Special Education on Jan. 25, 2012 and renewed again in July 2016.

Dr. Brown serves on many community and national committees. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was awarded the 2008 National Servant Leadership Award. Dr. Brown is also a member of the National Association of Special Education Directors. Dr. Brown resides in Owings Mills, Md. with her husband of 30 years, three sons and three grandchildren.

Her favorite quote is from Lisa Delpit (1992): “In order to teach you, I must know you. We must fight to teach children what they must learn, and the humility and wisdom to learn from them so that we might better teach.”

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