Welcome Back from Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Salim
I am honored to come on board as the new Superintendent of Schools in Cambridge and excited to welcome you back to a new school year. I stepped into my new role on July 1, and since then I have already learned a lot about what makes CPS a very special school system.
This is a great time for Cambridge Public Schools. The resources in CPS are impressive – including award-winning faculty, cutting-edge technology, innovative programs inside and outside the classroom, and even a “farm to cafeteria” food services program. It’s amazing to people outside of Cambridge to realize that every CPS student will learn to swim, ride a bike, and do ballroom dancing at school – and that’s just our health and physical education program! Our fine arts department, Upper School electives, engineering and science programs, two-way immersion schools/programs and public Montessori school are the envy of many other cities and towns across Massachusetts and the nation. I could go on for pages and pages about the abundance of resources within our school system.
That’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement. Working closely with you – CPS families – and other members of the community, I look forward to identifying areas where we need to grow and innovate in order to provide the best possible education to every one of our students.
I look forward to meeting many of you over the coming months through meetings and focus groups I will be holding throughout the Cambridge community. Families are an integral part of student and school success, and I hope to hear your ideas, concerns, and dreams for an even better CPS.
You can read my entry plan
on the CPS website, where you’ll find a lot of other great resources developed to support families to successfully partner with CPS schools. As our valued partners, it is very important that families respond to mailings like this so that we can hear from you and keep updated on the best ways to reach you. Please be sure to complete all of the forms located under highlights and return them on the first day of school. Thank you for choosing Cambridge Public Schools for your child. Enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation, and I look forward to seeing you and your children soon.
Kenneth N. Salim, Ed.D. Superintendent