Greg Keith is the Director of the Division of School Support, which supports the Q Comp program and the statewide system of support for the state’s identified Focus and Priority schools. Additionally, the division provides technical assistance to schools and districts in the areas of educator effectiveness and evaluation, continuous improvement planning, and professional development. The Division coordinates the federal School Improvement Grant program as well.
In his previous role at the department, Greg served as an educator evaluation specialist, implemented the pilot of the state principal evaluation example model, and worked with the teacher evaluation work group to design the state teacher evaluation default model. Greg is a former classroom teacher, principal, and district administrator in the areas of teacher induction, school reform, and professional development. He has a B.A. in English and Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.