Thursday, October 25, 2018

Superintendent's Report 10.24.18

Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee
October 24, 2018

Academic Tutor for Grade 3 at Stanley:
  • Another round of interviews is being conducted by Mrs. Longin and her teachers. 
  • Update: 10.25.18 - Mrs. Longin and her team have hired an Academic Tutor who will provide general education targeted support and will begin on Tuesday, November 13th. 
School Business Administrator
  • We look forward to welcoming Ms. Martha Sybert to begin on November 7, 2018.
Interim Hadley Principal
  • I am very pleased to announce that Ms. Kathleen Huntley will be the Interim Principal at Hadley School during Ms. Bebchick’s absence. 
  • Ms. Huntley comes to us with five years of elementary administrator experience from the Westford Public Schools. 
  • She has participated and served on committees at the state level including the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Committee and the Bullying Legislation Committee. 
  • Mrs. Huntley has also served as an elementary science coordinator at a K-5 school, a middle and high school math and science teacher, and a college professor and university supervisor in a teacher certification program. 
  • As of this time, Ms. Huntley’s interim role will be from November 26th through March 4th with up to 7 transition days with Ms. Bebchick prior to her leave and up to 7 transition days upon Ms. Bebchick’s return. 

MSBA Update
  • Last Monday, October 15th, we had a preliminary enrollment meeting with the MSBA Team in Boston.
  • We have been invited back on November 19th prior to the next deliverable of our Enrollment Certification which is due on November 28th.
  • Our School Building Committee has been approved and we are scheduling a meeting with this committee in the next week or so.
  • Ms. Wright and I are attending an all-day seminar on Monday - The Story of a Building.
Tech Tuesdays/Tech Thursdays
  • Tech Tuesdays/Tech Thursdays will run twice a month after school at SHS (or another building). These sessions will be 45 minutes 2:45-3:30, and each week will be different and guided by REQUESTS from the teachers. 
  •  These sessions are open to ALL employees of SPS who can make the sessions, no matter your role.
  • Dates we have scheduled so far: Tuesday, October 23, Thursday, October 25, Tuesday, November 13, Thursday, November 29, Tuesday, December 11, and Thursday, December 13
MassCUE Conference

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