October 15, 2007
McNulty enlightens teachers from Cowley, Winfield school district
Discussing “Leadership Skills in Education for the 21st Century,” Dr.
Ray McNulty spoke to members of Cowley College’s faculty and staff
as well as Winfield USD 465 middle and high school teachers and administrators
Friday in Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.
His message was to promote awareness of how the impact of technology and globalization are creating rapid change in our world. He also discussed what students need to know to be ready to go into a global workplace.
“The primary aim of education is not to enable students to do well in school, but to help them do well in the lives they lead outside of school,” McNulty said.
McNulty has been a teacher, vice principal, principal, and superintendent. From 2001-03, he served as Vermont’s education commissioner. During his tenure, McNulty focused on aligning the Department of Education’s work on three key issues: early education, educator quality, and secondary school reform.
McNulty has been widely recognized for his work on behalf of early childhood education. He has presented on the state, national, and international levels concerning the need for school systems to accept the challenges that lie ahead.
During his three days at Cowley College, McNulty conducted a pair of luncheons with business and county leaders and educational leaders in the community. He also held a night session titled “The Future is Here”, which students and members of the community were invited to attend.