President – George Macary
Vice-President – Mary Johnson
Treasurer – Jenn Barbarito
Secretary – Maria Ryan
NHS: Cheryl Campbell and Deb Rutigliao
Grade 6-8 Teachers: Cathy Lungarini and Thomas Tousignant
Pre K – Grade 5: Cathy Lungarini, Sofia Karistinos-Solomon, Karen Schiaroli, Erica Ladrigan
Special Services: Tracy Theroux and Armand Maniccia
Grades 6 – 12 At Large: Michele Russell
CLICK HERE to see some photos posted online by parents of NHS students heading to the Junior Prom on Naugatuck Patch.
Need to know the current snow day count or the projected last day of school? Click here to access that information on the Andrew Avenue School site.
Cross Street teacher Charley Marenghi has been chosen Teacher of the Year by the Naugatuck Exchange Club. This achievement will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 14th at the Crystal Room. Tickets to the event are available at Cross Street Intermediate School or you can contact Maria Ryan or Jackie Mariano to purchase them. Ticket sales close on Friday, March 10th.
UPDATE: It’s official, due to the storm, the Naugatuck Exchange Club Community Champions Dinner has been moved to Wednesday Night.
Same times… Same Place.
Tickets are still available.
Professional Development Requirements and CEU Information
Public Act No. 12-116 – An Act Concerning Educational Reform
Per Section 39 of PA 12-116, passed in 2012, as of July 1, 2012, CEU requirements for all teachers HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. Instead, as of July 1, 2013, districts must offer professional development as part of a plan developed by their district PD committee. The committee guidelines, which have been in place since the passage of PA 10-220a in 2010, are also below.
CT General Statutes (PA 12-116) require that professional development must:
- Be a comprehensive, sustained, intensive approach to improving teacher effectiveness
- Foster collective responsibility for student performance
- Be job-embedded, and take place mostly in small groups or on an individual basis
- Include how to integrate reading, literacy & numeracy enhancement, cultural awareness, and teaching ELLs into instructional practice
- Be informed by teacher evaluation
The entire bill can be found here.
In-service training. Professional development committees. Institutes for educators. Cooperating teacher program, regulations.
Per PA 10-220a – which was passed in 2010 and was not eliminated by the passage of PA 12-116-a professional development committee must meet certain requirements, which are as follows:
- Must include members of bargaining units, chosen by such units;
- Must be responsible for development, evaluation & annual updating of PD plan for district certified employees.
Also Per 10-220a, a professional development plan:
- Must include ongoing & systematic assessment and improvement of PD and teacher evaluation;
- Must provide training for administrators in evaluation;
- Must relate to regular and special student needs;
- May provide for inclusion of career incentives & parent involvement.
If you have any questions about any of the above requirements and/or changes, please contact Michele Ridolfi O’Neill, CEA Educational Issues Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.