Staff Newsletter » May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Graduate student, in cap and gown, holding her diploma

Congratulations, Dr. Seiders!

Congratulations to Everett High School science teacher Anna Seiders for successfully earning a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts on May 13th.

Dr. Seiders’ dissertation was entitled “The Effects of Immersive Teacher STEM Career Experiences on High School Teacher and Student STEM Career Awareness and Student STEM Attitudes: A Case Study.” The dissertation explores how STEM domain teachers incorporate career awareness within the classroom. This is especially essential for attracting our underrepresented minority students into STEM college and careers post-high school. As Dr. Seiders asks, “If students don't know what they're options are, how can they pursue it?”

A further shout-out is due to Dr.. Seiders for traveling to Romania during April vacation to work with Ukrainian refugees. 

Group photo, informal, educators wearing color-coded T-shirts indicating what foreign language they speak


Pictured here are the bilingual Everett Public Schools (EPS) teachers, staff members, and administrators who helped make last week’s district-wide English Learner Family Night a huge success.  The staff members wore color-coded T-shirts indicating what language they speak, helping families enjoy everything the event had to offer. Family members met educators, connected with social service providers and community-based organizations, and learned about EPS programs. Food was provided by the Chicken and Rice Guys and Richie’s Slush. 


Give Us Your Thoughts!


As the EPS forms a SELWELL Curriculum Team, and frames its work, it has developed a brief, four-question survey to obtain the perspectives of PreK-Grade 2 teachers, interventionists, and building leaders. The survey, which takes 5-7 minutes to complete, will give us valuable insight into what goals the EPS should set for fiscal year 2023. 

Click HERE to complete the brief survey.


As part of the district’s ongoing efforts to fully maximize our W.I.N. Blocks, it is seeking your input. What works? What obstacles do you encounter? What resources did you utilize? What can we improve? What PD can we offer to support W.I.N. Blocks?

Please, click HERE to give us your invaluable feedback.

From the Department of Human Resources



These updated rates are reflected on the EPS website under the Human Resources/Benefits & Resources tab. 


Opportunities for Staff


Due to high demand, LearnLaunch, with support from DESE, is adding two additional workshops on “Supporting Social-Emotional Regulation at the End of the Year.” Educators serving students of any grade level can plan now to support students during the predictable moments of dysregulation that the end of the school year brings. These free, 90-minute, virtual workshops are designed to help educators reflect on existing structures and systems in their school or district and explore opportunities for interventions. The additional workshops will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 and Thursday, June 2. All of LearnLaunch’s upcoming events are listed here.


Any EPS K-5 teachers  interested in tours at the Parlin Memorial Library, please email Children’s Librarian, Ashley Kempkes at [email protected] to set up a date and time. This is a great way to get students to understand what the library has to offer, as well as get them familiar with the space. During the tour, Ashley will teach students about our physical materials and online offerings, how to get a library card, and how to check out materials. Additionally, students will learn about upcoming summer programs. Ashley can also adapt this program to a Zoom format. Book your visit today.
The EPS is seeking educators to join the PreK - 2nd grade SELWELL Curriculum Team. Members of this team will support Central Administration and school leaders in selecting and implementing a Social, Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, scope and sequence, and implementation framework for the 2022-2023 school year. We are seeking master teachers who have demonstrated interest in Social and Emotional Learning, and who are experts in analyzing formative assessment data including, but not limited to, DIBELs, ACCESS for ELs, MCAS and i-ready. As an objective of this teams’ work, we are seeking creative problem solvers who can evaluate and select a SELWELL curriculum platform with formative progress measures, develop protocols for school-teams to examine student SELWELL data, and consult on criteria for tiered interventions with Professional Support Staff. 

Click HERE for complete details.


Equity and Inclusion Survey


Welcome to the Everett Public Schools Equity and Inclusion Survey!

In this survey, the Everett Public Schools (EPS) is interested in your thoughts on the district's continuing efforts to provide equitable opportunities and a welcoming environment to students, parents, and staff of diverse ethnicities, races, cultures, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and all other identities.  We value our differences and their power to bring us closer and strengthen our community.

This study is for research purposes only.  All information and responses will be maintained on a confidential basis by Hanover Research, and will be reported to the district in an anonymized form (i.e., your name and identifying information such as race and gender will not be shared with the district or tied to your responses). So, please feel free to be candid in your responses.

Keep in mind that you should not use your name or divulge any identifying information in your open-ended responses. 

Use the quick and easy link above to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation!



The Everett Public Schools is seeking enthusiastic and qualified Special Education staff to lead the in-person Summer Session Program at the Devens School. This program aims to provide social/emotional and academic support to promote and maintain academic skill and social emotional development  according to the goals and benchmarks of each students’ Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Crisis Management Plans (ICMP).

Click HERE for complete details.



The EHS EL Department is in search of a Site Supervisor to plan and oversee two summer programs: Summer English Learner Academy and Virtual Credit Recovery Program for English Learners.


​​Click HERE for complete details.


As part of its continuing efforts to provide relevant and sought-after professional development opportunities, the EPS has developed a survey. Please take some time to give us your opinions so we can make informed decisions.

Click HERE to complete the survey.




The district is accepting applications for the 2022 Everett Educator Professional Development Innovation Scholarship. The scholarship, for up to $5,000, is designed to fund the creativity, growth mindset and exploration of teachers who seek a dynamic training experience that will impact his/her instruction and student outcomes. 

HERE for complete details and deadlines.  For any questions and application submissions please contact Director of Remote Learning and Instruction Anne Auger.


The EPS is seeking Teaching Mentors for the 2022-2023 school year. Mentors will be responsible for coaching and supporting EPS teachers who are pursuing professional teacher status.


​​Click HERE for complete details.



The district's SELWELL Team will offer Mental Health First Aid training on Saturday, May 21st, in partnership with the Cambridge Health Alliance. The course will help EPS staff members learn to identify and respond to the mental-health needs of our students. Eleven (11) staff members have signed up for the training, and eight spots were still available as of April 27th.

Click HERE for complete details..


The EPS is pleased to continue its partnership with Bridgewater State University to offer educators the chance to earn a graduate certificate in ESL. The EPS has negotiated a greatly reduced cost for our teachers, which the district is further subsidizing  by 50%. The 12-credit program is 100% online and it includes an MTEL prep class and an MTEL voucher. Click HERE for complete details.

The EPS has partnered with Endicott College to offer staff and educators the chance to enroll in a Pathway to Moderate Disability Licensure course. It is 100-percent online and includes an MTEL voucher and a Foundations of Reading MTEL Prep Class. There are two courses, one for PreK-8 licensure, the other for grades 9-12. Each course is 15-credits and includes four sections, two in the fall and two in the spring.

Grades 9-12


Everett Public Schools is seeking an enthusiastic, talented yoga Instructor to work with EPS staff after school to help support their physical fitness and mindfulness.  This program will be open to all staff.  Click HERE for complete details.

​​In an effort to localize and provide access to multiple robotics and engineering classes, the EPS is creating a working group to collect and set-up the 3D and laser printers in the science department.  Creation of this space will eliminate the need for repeat purchases of equipment to support the growing needs of the Robotics and Engineering classes.  This working group will also be responsible for equipment maintenance throughout the school year Click HERE for complete details..

The EPS is forming Screening Teams to administer assessments for incoming Kindergarten through Grade 3 students in advance of the 2022-2023 school year. The team will consist of math and literacy interventionists and elementary teachers who are proficient in administering screening assessments.  Each school’s screening team will consult with the building Principal to determine required assessments for the screening days, which may include DIBELs, PELI, Pre-Las, W-APT and Acadience Math assessments.  Click HERE for complete details.

The EPS is forming a working group to review existing, and create new, health curriculum maps for the 2022-2023 school year. Participants will propose and implement changes to existing Health Department maps, create new materials for lesson sharing, and meet with the Health and Wellness Coordinator to discuss progress and to analyze data. Click HERE for complete details.