Walters, Genevra

​Dr. Genevra Walters, the Superintendent of Kankakee School District #111, discusses the implementation of the Competency Based Learning Model in her school district, beginning with Kankakee High School's freshmen class.  She discussed the philosophy of competency-based learning, which emphasizes mastery of all competencies in order to earn credit. She also reviewed the use of career exploration and the promotion of work ethic, professionalism, communication, collaboration and problem solving. Dr. Walters explained how the district will implement this competency model throughout the district on a year by year basis.  Kankakee High School is a pilot program for the Illinois State Board of Education under the Post Secondary and Work Force Readiness Act of 2016.