Aubrey Kirkpatrick is a true leader and innovator in the development of 21st century communications in education. Working from the support services side; he has introduced or increased information and communications technology (ICT) in almost every area of communications within District 2. He has also spearheaded more traditional communications initiatives, including the award-winning Achieve magazine, which features student work while highlighting district goals and successes.
Aubrey's ICT initiatives range from vast improvements in the district's website, to automating the scheduling of facility rentals and staff "away days," to the integration of social media such as podcasting, Facebook and Twitter. These advances have freed up valuable administrative time that can better be directed to the business of instructional leadership. They have also enabled the district to reach more students, more parents and more community members.
Aubrey's efforts have strengthened and improved community engagement and partnerships within the district. What's more, he is a champion for student achievement, often leading the discussions around 21st century learning competencies and developing District 2's new vision statement: Leading Edge Learning. Thanks to Aubrey's unique talents and leadership, the district has experienced amazing transformation.