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Honoring Dorrell Green

Join us at this year's Evening at the Contemporary as we honor Dorrell Green
Connecting Generations is proud to honor Dorrell Green, Superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District, at this year's "Evening at the Contemporary" fundraising event.

Dorrell Green has dedicated his career to serving children across New Castle County, both as a teacher and as an educational leader for three of Delaware's largest public school districts.

Green's career in education began 20 years ago in the City of Wilmington, when he was a teacher at Bancroft Elementary School and Stubbs Elementary School. After honing his skills in the classroom, he embarked on a path to leadership, serving as an Assistant Principal at Stubbs and then as the Principal of Harlan Elementary School. Green made a natural transition to district leadership in 2012, when he was named Director of Elementary Education and Title I Services and then Assistant Superintendent for the Brandywine School District. In that role, he led district operations in the areas of transportation, discipline, nutrition, facilities, finance and human resources.

Green joined the Delaware Department of Education in 2017 as the Director of Innovation and Improvement. He currently serves as Superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District.

Green earned his degree in elementary teaching education from the University of Delaware in 1998 and his master's degree in educational leadership and administration from UD in 2004. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.

Known as one of the finest defensive backs and strongest team leaders in Blue Hens history, Green was inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019.

A resident of Wilmington, he and his wife, Bonita, have a son (Jordan) and two daughters (Jada and Jasmine).

Congratulations to Superintendent Dorrell Green!
Category: Youth Development
Connecting Generations was founded in 1990, under the name Creative Grandparenting, by Robert A. Kasey, Jr., a retired DuPont executive who became inspired to learn about how to become a better grandparent. After much research and thought, he embarked on a mission to educate grandparents on the importance of their role in their grandchildren’s lives and to help them be more effective in it. The program began with a series of workshops in which grandparents were invited to talk together, learn from one another, and explore new possibilities in their important roles.

Mr. Kasey discovered that the advantages of an involved grandparent can also result from mentoring: the caring, purposeful interaction of an adult with a young person. He decided then to investigate mentoring. He joined a new mentoring program at Lancashire Elementary School where two of his three granddaughters were students and began meeting with two students for a half an hour each a week, which quickly expanded to four students and even the whole class occasionally! The experience made a very deep impression on him.

From there, the idea of Creative Mentoring was born! After a bit more education on the basics of mentoring and initiating a new program, Mr. Kasey began the work of establishing Creative Mentoring, with some enthusiastic support. Programs jumpstarted in the first grades of elementary schools in Wilmington, Delaware, with Forwood Elementary being the first in 1992. After several years of expansion, the program was recognized by then governor, Tom Carper, and picked up steam! Since then, Connecting Generations published an award winning training manual for in-school mentoring that is now used across the state of Delaware to train mentors and Creative Mentoring is now the largest in-school mentoring program in Delaware.

Although the name of the program changed, the heartfelt purpose behind it did not. All of our programs are based on the concept of increasing the frequency and quality of intergenerational contacts. We believe that this connecting of the generations brings out the best in all of us.
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