Staff Newsletter » June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022


Staff are now able to explore our expansive 2022-2023 Professional Development Catalog.  You can access the catalog  by logging into your TeachPoint account and then clicking on the graduation cap icon on the left-hand side of the homepage.  A big thank you to the volunteer members of our PD Committee who gave their time and energy to developing the district’s 2022-2023 catalog.


Reminder: The earliest start date for professional development for the 2022-2023 school year is July 1, 2022.


Note to Paraprofessionals: You will be receiving a an email from Vector Solutions
to create TeachPoint login credentials. Please follow the instructions to set up your account
so you can select PD offerings for the upcoming school year!


Spotlight on EPS Staff!

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Family Liaisons Yrma Fiestas and David Sanchez and K-8 English Language Arts Director Genevieve McDonough are pictured during our district-wide English Learner Family Night at the Parlin School. Below: Family Liaison Daniela Braga, School Committee member Samantha Lambert, and Everett High School guidance counselor Fernanda Andrade.

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Opportunities for Staff

In-Person Program and Virtual Credit Recovery Program

Click HERE for details



The EPS is offering a two-hour workshop for teachers to become familiar with the TouchView SmartBoard and  its features and tools. The district is planning to outfit nearly all of our classrooms with SmartBoards. Educators who participate in this training will learn how to operate the smart screens and employ all instructional programs, features, and presentation tools  built into the system. Participants will  be called upon to provide instructional demonstration support for their school buildings during full-day professional development days, 


Click HERE for complete details.



On this team, CTE and EL teachers will work alongside school leaders and coaches to revise the current CTE curriculum maps to include equitable and culturally responsive practices in order to strengthen the learning experience for English Learners. Participants will also build cultural competency and accessibility strategies through professional development and collaboration.

Click HERE for complete details.


We are bringing back summer reading! To help students and families, we are preparing double-sided pamphlets for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 students. And we need your feedback and thoughts on content and suggestions on authors and series.  Thank you in advance for your feedback and support in encouraging our students to read this summer! 

Click HERE to complete the survey.



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 qualified internal candidates to apply for an Administrative Assistant opening at Everett High School. We encourage all interested and qualified EPS staff members to pursue this opportunity.

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!



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.




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.



INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIPThe 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 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.