Our lunch guest for November is Javier Ayala, Dean of Career Technical Education at Monroe Community College.
Dr. Javier Ayala is Dean of Career Technical Education at Monroe Community College. A native of El Salvador, Dr. Ayala holds a Ph.D. in education from Oregon State University. Prior to his position at MCC, Dr. Ayala served as Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and Vice President of Instruction at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
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STUDENT ENROLLMENT MOVES TO DISTRICT’S CENT
New Location Will Improve Convenience for Parents,Creating a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Most District Services at 131 W. Broad St.
As part of a strategy to make it easier for families to enroll their children in Rochester schools and work with the District, Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, Ed.D., announced today that Student Placement Services is now based at Central Office, 131 West Broad Street.
Parents who are enrolling their children in Pre-K or kindergarten, who want to choose a new school or are moving from another district, can visit the office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays to meet with one of the District’s placement specialists: Mr. Kittelberger at 262-8390 or Mr. Colon at 262-8225 and complete the process. Families can schedule an appointment by calling 262-8241, but walk-in registrations are also welcome. Parents can park in the lot immediately adjacent to the building.
Dr. Vargas said he hopes parents will find the new downtown placement offices more accessible, convenient and comfortable than the previous location at 175 Martin St. The Office of Parent Engagement and most other departments that serve parents are in the same location, providing a “one-stop shop” for parents to access the services they need outside of their child’s school.
“We are working urgently to improve both the quality of our schools and the quality of customer service our families receive,” Dr. Vargas said. “Moving our placement office to a more convenient location is one of many steps we are taking to make it easier for parents to enroll their children in Rochester schools.”