Jamestown Public Schools was honored to host New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. in three schools. Commissioner King, along with NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Emeritus, Robert Bennett, visited Persell Middle School and met with eighth grade students in Jason Kathman and Jeff Kresge’s class and fifth grade students in Betsy Pope’s class. At Fletcher Elementary School, Commissioner King visited the third grade classrooms of Shannon Osbourne and Chris Emley. Commissioner King met with a team of Fletcher third grade teachers and City Council PTA representatives. The Commissioner also visited the Jamestown High School’s VideoWorks classroom and held a public forum in the evening.
“I very much enjoyed my visit to Jamestown Schools today,” said Commissioner King. “We had the opportunity to be in the classrooms where students were engaged and excited about the rigorous learning that they are doing around the Common Core. We had the opportunity to see students building their math problem-solving skills and students doing critical thinking in their ELA instruction. That was very nice to see.”