Staff Newsletter » November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EPS STAFF

EPS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Superintendent Priya Tahiliani is accepting Statements of Interest from any and all staff members who want to join the inaugural EPS Advisory Council (EPSAC). The EPSAC aims to increase communication, transparency, and collaboration among the Superintendent’s Office and educators and employees from every corner of the district. ALL EPS staff are eligible and encouraged to join the EPSAC. 

Meetings will be led by Superintendent Tahiliani to garner feedback and to facilitate discussion about various aspects of the organization.  If you would like to be a member of this council, please send a Statement of Interest directly to ptahiliani@everett.k12.ma.us. Please include the areas in which you are most interested in serving an advisory role, as this information may be used to create agendas and focus areas. These topics can include anything from instruction to operations, athletics to arts, family engagement to interventions, or anything else that interests you. We look forward to hearing from you! 

RESEARCH FOR BETTER TEACHING

Opportunities are available for Madeline English School teachers to join The Research for Better Teaching Trainers team. The six-member training team will lead the instructional improvement initiatives at the Madeline English School by using research-based strategies to strengthen teacher collaboration, data analysis and capacity.  In addition, the team will develop creative ways to support and empower teachers to incorporate the RBT formative assessment cycle.   The team will create presentations, resources and support for teachers new to the RBT Cycle.

Click HERE for details, compensation, and requirements.

CARVING OUT PATHWAYS FOR OUR EDUCATORS
 

The Everett Public Schools leadership team is excited to announce a partnership that we have been working diligently to secure. Our educators have expressed that they want more opportunities and access to additional education and certification. To that end, we are thrilled to announce a partnership with Bridgewater State University for EPS teachers to earn a graduate certificate in ESL. EPS has not only negotiated a greatly reduced cost for our teachers, and we are subsidizing that cost by 50%. The 16-credit program is 100% online and it includes an MTEL prep class and an MTEL voucher.

Click HERE for complete details about this exciting opportunity.

CAN YOU HEAR THAT? IT’S A PIN DROPPING

Everett High School Health Faculty is hosting a bowling event for Friday, November 19 at Town Line Luxury Lanes at 665 Broadway in Malden. Arrive between 3:45 and 4:00 for some fun with your EPS colleagues. It is $20 per person (including shoes) and you can pay with cash or via Venmo at the door. All proceeds will benefit the EHS Class of 2022.

See you then! In the meantime, we will spare you any bowling jokes.

SPOTLIGHT ON EPS STAFF

 

A screen shot of a Zoom meeting, with a slide in Spanish featured prominently

 

GO ON GREEN!

 

ESL teacher David Green is pictured during the Spanish ELPAC meeting held on November 8th. Mr. Green gave a passionate and practical presentation on how parents can support their student’s learning and language acquisition at home. He presented entirely in Spanish, and shared several helpful suggestions for parents and guardians. In addition to his teaching prowess, Mr. Green is very knowledgeable about technology and learning platforms. We thank him for helping make this ELPAC meeting such a big success.

Thanks to everyone, including our Family Liaisons, who facilitated our Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole ELPAC meetings.

Two teachers, flanked by two elected officials, standing inside the EHS library. The daughter of one of the teachers is also in the photo

EPS EXCELLENCE 

Congratulations to EPS educators Pauline Vaca and Oswaldo Constanza for receiving Excellence Awards from Latinos for Education. The teachers were enthusiastically nominated for the honor by Principals Dr. Brian Wallace and Erick Naumann, respectively. In addition, Ms. Vaca and Mr. Constanza were presented with State House citations from State Rep. Joseph McGonagle (left) and State Senator Sal DiDomenico (right) during the School Committee meeting on Monday, November 15.

FUNDRAISER
FOR EHS

On Tuesday, November 23, the EPS will hold a district-wide Jeans Day to help the EHS marketing students with start-up funding for a school store. The school store will sell spirit wear items as well as other school necessities. All items will be designed by our marketing students. The store will be open daily for EHS staff and students. It will also be open to all other EPS staff/students on special occasions! Please consider donating $5.00 to help us launch a school store. Additional donations are very much appreciated. 
 

IT’S YOUR NEWSLETTER!

Do you have anything that might be suitable for the EPS Staff Newsletter? Good news? Something cool? Something you would like to share with your colleagues? A photo? Please, send it our way for consideration.