W.H. district receives state grant for professional development
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Under the discretion of an advisory committee — a group of teachers and administrators selected to develop these roles and their respective criteria for eligible candidates — “models” and “leaders” will receive varying stipends for both years that will be proposed by the state and negotiated with those teachers and principals.
The committee will review applications for specific positions and conduct interviews before making final recommendations on candidates to Superintendent John Hogan. Peluso said that the committee will likely search for model educators with a minimum of three years’ experience that are endorsed by administrators and colleagues, have served on committees in the past and assumed leadership roles in other capacities.
In developing this district-wide support system for all educators, Peluso said that administrators are striving to replicate certain teaching strategies in every classroom for improved academic success, specifically with integrating the Common Core ELA curriculum to teach students reading and writing in an effective way and exploring science and math ematics at the middle school.