The Deputy Superintendent of School Improvement and Redesign oversees the development of a school redesign program to maximize the capacity to provide excellent learning environments for all students. Mrs. Griffin-Ziebart coordinates planning activities for all redesign programs; works with school principals and communities to establish Redesign Program Models and implement professional development; works collaboratively with the Superintendent's Cabinet team to coordinate efforts and maximize integration of new programs and curriculum; coordinates with Human Resources to oversee posting, interviews, and selection process of Redesign School Principals; works with principals and Human Resources in the recruitment, selection, and assignment of staff; ensures adequate distribution of resources to each Redesign school; and provides orientation, training, and coaching to staff on Redesign programs.
"I am thrilled to work with a school district that has committed itself to supporting all children to build strength of character and to achieve at high levels," Mrs. Griffin-Ziebart says. "As the Deputy Superintendent of School Improvement and Redesign, I will work with students and their families, with District leadership and staff members, with the School Board and with community partners to create systems and structures within our schools that will unleash the brilliance of every child and every adult in the school system. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and community of Bibb County in a position that so closely aligns with my passions and skills."
Mrs. Griffin-Ziebart earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, her Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and her Education Specialist Equivalent in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Mrs. Griffin-Ziebart is a member of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
In Rochester, she served on the Child Care Resource and Referral Board, the Rochester Area Foundation-First Steps Board, and was the Vice Chair of the Diversity Council Board. She also served on the Minnesota Department of Education's Desegregation and Integration Task Force.