Staff Newsletter 2022-2023 » August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

From the Social and Emotional Learning Team

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

THE EPS COMMUNITY

LENNY PIAZZA MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 2022 Lenny Piazza Memorial Scholarship charity golf tournament will be held on Saturday, September 10th at Reedy Meadow Golf Course in Lynnfield.  Lenny Piazza was the grandfather of Keverian School Guidance Counselor Eric Piazza. The scholarship was established in 2009 and has provided $36,000 in scholarships over the past 14 years.

To secure your spot in the golf tournament, please Register Here. Hole sponsorships and other donations are also welcome! Contact Eric Piazza at [email protected] for more information.

Lenny Piazza spent the first 26 years of his working life in public school education. Starting as a physical education teacher in Nahant Public Schools, he was promoted to principal of Nahant Jr. High School and eventually became Superintendent of Schools. Upon retiring from the Nahant Public School System, Lenny began his career serving the people of Everett at Everett City Hall as the aid to the Mayor and eventually spent a number of years on Beacon Hill serving as a Legislative Aid to Everett’s State Representative Connolly.  In his roles in education, local and state government, Lenny was best characterized by his integrity, values, and his dedication to the public and the people around him.

EPS OPPORTUNITIES

ACADEMIC COACHING

Everett High School (EHS) is seeking two individuals to serve as academic coaches for our annual DAY 6 Program, a twice-weekly effort aimed at re-engaging  students who have dropped out of EHS. The two-hour sessions are held on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings during the school year.

Click HERE for complete details.

BILINGUAL FAMILY ORIENTATION POSITIONS

In order to effectively meet  the needs of our new students and parents of the EPS, the district has created three Family Orientation Coordinator positions. The coordinators will be in charge of executing a monthly family orientation, and be available to answer questions pertaining to the district’s policies and procedures. We have one opening each for Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole coordinators.. 

Click HERE for complete details.

DESE OPPORTUNITIES

PRINCIPAL AND TEACHER ADVISORY CABINET

The 2022-23 Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet continues to seek applications and nominations for para-educators and school leaders, including principals, assistant principals, deans, and instructional coaches. The Department convenes the cabinet to recognize excellent educators, elevate educator voices, and provide opportunities for leadership. 

In the coming school year, cabinet members will serve as advisors for revisions to the educator preparation program formal review process. The revisions will focus on building a foundation of anti-racist, culturally responsive practice and deepening instruction and expectations. Cabinet members will earn professional development points (PDPs) and potentially stipends, pending funding. Nominations are due on Monday, August 29, and applications are due on Tuesday, September 6. Please email [email protected] with questions.    

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS WAIVER

Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver, the U.S. Education Department is making it possible for many full-time public servants, including school district employees, to qualify for total federal student loan forgiveness or be closer to loan forgiveness. However, the opportunity only exists through October 31. Borrowers will have to consolidate their non-Direct Federal student loans into the Direct Loan program and submit a Public Service Loan Forgiveness form to certify their employment before the deadline. More information is available HERE.

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