Staff Newsletter 2022-2023 » September 13, 2022

September 13, 2022


Did you leave a Hollister denim jacket, a purple umbrella, and/or a gray lunch bag at the Doubletree Hotel following the district-wide Professional Development Day on Tuesday, September 6th? If so, no worries! We have the items at the Central Offices, 121 Vine St. Call 617-394-2400.


Ms. Ells, Superintendent Tahiliani, standing outside inside Veterans Stadium, informal photo

Despite the final score, Friday’s season and home opener inside Veterans Memorial Stadium was a giant success! We had a large and enthusiastic crowd that included band members, cheerleaders, current students and alums, teachers and staff, parents, and longtime and dedicated fans of the Crimson Tide football team. It was a tremendous show of support and community spirit.

Special thanks to the many EPS employees who volunteer their time on game nights, from selling tickets to staffing the concession stand. The long list includes teacher Jillian Ells, who is pictured above with Superintendent Priya Tahiliani.

Selfie, students and a teacher


The EPS extends its congratulations to Madeline English School seventh-grade teacher Maureen Morelli for becoming a certified SEL facilitator and yoga instructor through the national organization Breath for Change. Ms. Morelli completed the extensive course with funding from the EPS Innovation Scholarship program. The district will post details about the next round of Innovation Scholarships later in 2022-2023.


We will hold a district-wide Jeans Day fundraiser on Friday, September 16th to support our EHS Health and Public Service Academy students who are participating in the 14th Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living. 

On Friday, September 23rd, we will hold a Jeans Day fundraiser to benefit EPS families impacted by the September 9th fire on Pearl Street in Everett.

Please make your $5 donations to your building’s administrative assistant. All donations from September 16th should be sent to Health and Wellness Coordinator Julie Ann Whitson at EHS. The September 23rd donations should be forwarded to Adams School Head Teacher Laurie Stokes.




EPS teachers needed to provide extra help to K-8 students

The district is seeking licensed teachers to provide targeted after-school tutoring to K-8 students. Sessions will be held in small groups of 4-6 students three hours per week. Please consider this paid opportunity as we try to help our students who are showing significant math and literacy gaps.

Click HERE for complete details.


Culinary Staff Needed for Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Event

The Everett High School EL Department seeks culinary staff to prepare a menu and instruct and oversee 25 participants during a cooking class on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. This event is part of the district’s Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month celebration. Complete details about this paid opportunity can be found HERE.



All staff now have access to EdPuzzle Pro! EdPuzzle is a platform that allows teachers to create interactive video lessons that spark creativity and curiosity.

Teachers already on Edpuzzle: Those who have verified their everett.k12 email address are already upgraded! Next time they log into their account will be upgraded automatically.

Teachers new to Edpuzzle: Those using Edpuzzle for the first time can use the district's unique launch URL to upgrade. All they have to do is click through, sign up, and verify using THIS link.


PD Options Beginning in October

Now that school is back in session, we want to highlight some of the PD options from our catalog on TeachPoint that are beginning in the next month. 

What Does it Mean to be an American?
ReImagining Migration staff will facilitate an 11-hour course on teaching about immigration/migration for educators who work with students in grades 7-12. The course will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions with required attendance, readings, and a final project due at the end of the last session.   

This course will address the essential question, "What does it mean to be an American?" After attending the session, educators will be able to: Dissect the answer to the essential question using readings, discussion questions, and other materials; Complete activities, reading, and discussions on how to teach about immigration/migration in American identity; and Create and share a classroom or school-wide project that reflects learning from the session using materials and information gained from the sessions.

Zoom Sessions on Tuesdays

  • October 4, 2022 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 6, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • January 24, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Equity in the Classroom 
This professional development will allow teachers to participate in deep study and discussion of core materials related to race and equity, including books, articles, podcasts, videos, etc. Participants will understand and articulate the need for engaging in conversations on race and equity. Through interactive activities, participants will consider their "WHY" and will build foundational tools for facilitating conversations on race and equity. Participants will learn about Equity Detours and how they impact sustaining anti-racism

Zoom Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • October 11th
  • October 25th
  • November 15th
  • November 29th 

Academic Discourse Professional Learning Community with Jeff Zwiers
These virtual meetings will provide ongoing follow-up and support for teachers/administrators in cultivating the focal enhancements and strategies for the year regarding academic discourse. We will start by agreeing on a focal inquiry related to the yearlong focus of classroom communication. Then at the beginning of each meeting, we will share classroom videos and student evidence and reflect on student learning and any tweaks or next steps to try. We will address rich questions that come up and collaborate to overcome challenges that arise in the work.

Zoom Sessions will be held on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 26,2022
  • October 24, 2022
  • December 5, 2022
  • January 23, 2023
  • March 13, 2023
  • April 24, 2023
Hispanic and LatinX Heritage Month Begins on September 15th!


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Click for School Committee Presentations
September 19, 2022

September 7, 2022

August 29, 2022


This year, teachers and students can access to a number of magazine titles through the SORA App.
Check it out.