Friday, February 02, 2007

Superintendent Contompasis sees his "shadow"

Punxsutawney Phil may not have seen his shadow today, but Superintendent Michael Contompasis certainly did. Jordan Pinion, a senior at the Academy of Public Service in the Dorchester Education Complex, spent the morning "shadowing" the Superintendent as part of Groundhog Job Shadow Day, an annual opportunity for high school students to visit workplaces to learn more about career choices. Jordan began his morning at the Superintendent's breakfast with a group of principals, learned about the district budget from the Chief Financial Officer, and sat in on a meeting between Massachusetts Urban Superintendents and Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, Governor Patrick's education advisor. More than 900 Boston students spent the day with mentors today through the program, sponsored locally by the Boston Private Industry Council. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the national Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

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