Agenda #23 October 5, 2017

School Committee

CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609

AGENDA #23

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, October 5, 2017
at:
6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  -  REGULAR MEETING  
 

INVOCATION  -  Reverend Gary Shahinian
                        Park Congregational Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  -  The Quadrivium, Burncoat High School  
II. ROLL CALL  
     
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  
 

aor #7-22 - Clerk (September 27, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Annex A (28 pages)

     
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION – NONE  
     
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
 

gb #7-316 - Administration (September 25, 2017)

To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.

 
     
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT  
 

ROS #7-14 - Administration  (September 27, 2017)

INITIATIVES IN THE WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Annex A (1 page)
Annex B (30 pages)

     
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION – NONE  
     
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE  
     
IX. PERSONNEL  
 

7-18 The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:

Abramowitz, Stephen, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Wawecus, CAGS/2MA, Step 4, $65,865 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: ESL Prek-6.
Agbay, Julie, Teacher, Elementary, West Tatnuck, CAGS/2MA, Step 1, $57,219 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Aguilar Jr., Tony, Teacher, Social Studies, North, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History 8-12.
Aprahamian, Hagop, Teacher, Art, Worcester East, BA, Step 8, $67,703 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Visual Arts Prek-12.
Anderson, Georgia, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, MA, Step 5, $63,156 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Visual Arts Prek-6.
Anderson, Heidi, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, BA+15, Step 3, $54,442 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Anderson, Megan, Teacher, Special Education, South High, MA, Step 5, $63,156 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Severe Disabilities – all levels.
Armstrong, Ileana, Teacher, Dual Language, Roosevelt, MA, Step 5, $63,156* effective September 5, 2017. Licensed: Spanish – all levels; Waiver: Elementary 1-6.
Aromando, Brett, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Aselton, Kate, Teacher, Elementary, Rice Square, MA, Step 4, $60,644 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Atchue, Amanda, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 2, $55,854 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Social Work/School Adjustment Counselor – all levels.
Bardsley, Karissa, Teacher, Elementary, Vernon, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Barrett, Pamela, Teacher, Elementary, Roosevelt, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-3.
Bartholomew, Alicia, Teacher, Elementary, Roosevelt, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Belsito, Kelly, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, BA, Step 9, $72,025 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Berrios, Vanessa, Teacher, English as a Second Language, New Citizens, BA, Step 1, 45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensure pending: ESL 5-12.
Berry, Nicole, Teacher, Elementary, Wawecus, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Bertoni, William, Teacher, Physical Education, Roosevelt, MA+30, Step 8, $76,944 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Physical Education, Prek-8.
Bisson, Kevin, Teacher, Physical Education, Rice Square, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Physical Education, Prek-12.
Blessing, Jessica, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Visual Arts Prek-8.
Bockley, Gail, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide,CAGS/2MA, Step 8, $78,955 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language PreK-6.
Boisclair, Keri, Teacher, Theatre, Sullivan, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Theater - all levels.
Boivin, Jill, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, MA+15, Step 4, $61,987 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Bousquet, Jessica, Teacher, Special Education, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Speech Language and Hearing Disorders – all levels.
Bove, David, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language PreK-6.
Boyle, Kaitlin, Teacher, English, Creamer Evening, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 8-12.
Breault, Jessica, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Brennan, Jennifer, Teacher, Science, Forest Grove, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: General Science 5-8.
Brown-Dolan, Dayna, Teacher, English, Burncoat High, MA+30, Step 9, $81,653 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 8-12.
Burke, Danielle, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 1, $57,219 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: School Psychologist- All Levels.
Carcia, Sarah, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide, MA, Step7, $68,177 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Carrier, Denise, Teacher, Business, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Business 5-12.
Carvalho, Deborah DeSouza, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 1, $57,219 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: School Psychologist – all levels.
Camosse, Doreen, Teacher, Special Education, Doherty, MA+15, Step 5, $64,498 effective August 24, 2017. License pending: Moderate Disabilities 8-12.
Campos, Yaribel, Teacher, Elementary, Belmont, BA, Step 4, $54,613 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Castillo, Yesenia, Teacher, Foreign Language, Sullivan, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Spanish 5-12.
Clapper, Shayna, Teacher, Vocational, North, BA, Step 8, $67,703 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: Allied Health 9-12.
Collins, Julie, Teacher, Science, Worcester East, MA+30, Step 8, $76,944* effective September 6, 2017. Licensed: General Science 5-9.
Conley, Shannon, Principal, Lincoln Street, $105,000* effective August 14, 2017. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Cox, Kelly, Teacher, Science, Claremont Academy, BA, Step 7, $62,148 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Cox, Kendra, Assistant Principal, Lincoln Street, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $83,715 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Coyle, Kristen, Teacher, Special Education, Norrback, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.
Cramer, Sarah, Teacher, Mathematics, Claremont, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017, Licensed: Mathematics 5-12.
Creeden, Michaela, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Crosby, Karen, Teacher, Science, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 8, $70,046* effective September 5, 2017. Licensed General Science 5-9.
Croteau, Jessica, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester East, MA+15, Step 8, $75,082 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Davis, Christian, Teacher, Physical Education, Doherty, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Physical Education 5-12.
Day, Kristen, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $73,736* effective September 12, 2017. Licensed: Special Needs Prek-9.
DeAngelis, Micheline, Teacher, English, Creamer Evening, BA, Step 4, $54,613 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 8-12.
Deininger, Marie, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. License pending: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Denio, Linda, Teacher, Special Education, Doherty, MA+15, Step 3, $59,476 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Derby, Erin, Teacher, Elementary, Woodland, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Desilets, Seth, Teacher, Vocational, Burncoat Middle, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Technology/Engineering 5-12.
Dukaj, Fjodor, Principal, Clark Street, $102,000, effective July 1, 2017. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Dopke, Vanessa, Teacher, English as a Second Language, West Tatnuck, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. License pending: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Dunlevy, Megan, Teacher, English, South High, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 8-12.
Edmonson, Lisa, Department Head, Special Education, MA+15, Step 7, $69,523 + $2,122 Department Head stipend effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-12.
Epstein, Rachel, Teacher, Elementary, Roosevelt, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Esqueda, Araceli, Teacher, Foreign Language, Doherty, BA+15, Step 9,$74,369 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: Spanish 5-12.
Evanowski, Amy, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton, BA, Step 1, $45,970* effective September 11, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Evanowski, Michael, Teacher, Social Studies, Challenge, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Social Studies 5-12.
Ey, Elynne, Teacher, Science, Sullivan, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: General Science 5-8.
Feinberg, Joshua, Teacher, Spanish, South High, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Foreign Language/Spanish 5-12.
Fitzpatrick, Nicole, Teacher, English, North High, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 8-12.
Fortier, Edward, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Middle, MA+30, Step 8, $76,944 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Freniere, Scott, Teacher, Social Studies, Burncoat High, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History8-12.
Garabedian, Rachel, Teacher, Special Education, Norrback, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.
Garcia, Erin, Teacher, Special Education, Gates Lane, BA, Step 3, $52,103 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Gato, Jeffrey, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester East, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Gaul, Audra, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Jacob Hiatt, MA+30, Step 4, $63,854 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Gieti, Donna, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Creamer, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 28, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Goguen, Joseph, Teacher, Music, Sullivan, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General – all levels.
Grabowski, Stephanie, Teacher, English as a Second Language, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. License pending: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Granville, Bridget, Teacher, Reading, Sullivan, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-8.
Green, Sadie, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Worcester Arts, BA, Step 3, $52,103 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Gunning, Jeanne, Teacher, Special Education, Columbus Park, MA+15, Step 7, $69,523 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Haggerty, Stephen, Teacher, Mathematics, Worcester East, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.
Hakkarainen, Lynn, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 4, $60,644 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: School Adjustment Counselor – all levels.
Hauver, Brook, Teacher, Mathematics, Claremont, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 5-12.
Heath, Megan, Teacher, English as a Second Language, New Citizens, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Henneberry, Haley, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Herrera-Rosabal, Laura, Teacher, Elementary Dual Language, Roosevelt, CAGS/2MA, Step 8, $78,955 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Bilingual Elementary 1-6.
Hill, Bobby Joe, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Burncoat Elementary, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: ESL Prek-6.
Honsaker, Beth, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Hubbard, Joshua, Teacher, Music, Worcester East, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General – all levels.
Jalbert, Joanna, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 5, $63,156 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: School Adjustment Counselor –All levels.
Jancura, MaryRose, Teacher, Elementary, Roosevelt, BA, Step 1, $45,970, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary, 1-6.
Jankins, Shelby, Teacher, Elementary, Norrback, BA, Step 1, $45,970* effective September 14, 2017. Licensed Elementary 1-6.
Joki, Alexa, Teacher, Elementary, Vernon, MA, Step 4, $60,644 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Joyce, Jessica, Teacher, Elementary, Tatnuck Magnet, BA+15, Step 5, $59,468 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.
Juneau, Allison, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Lincoln, BA+15, Step 4, $56,958 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: ESL PreK-6.
Keane, Ann Marie, Teacher, Dance, Burncoat High, BA, Step 7, $62,148 effective August 24, 2017. License pending: Dance.
Kelleher, William, Teacher, Physics, Doherty, Doc, Step 8, $84,986 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Physics 8-12.
Kevelson, Kenneth, Teacher, Mathematics, North, MA+30, Step 8, $76,944 effective September 5, 2017.Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Kilcoyne, Julie, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Elementary, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
King, Dominick, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 1, $52,002* effective September 5, 2017. Licensed: History 8-12.
Kinnas, Sara, Guidance Counselor, South, MA+15, Step 8, $75,082* effective August 29, 2017. Licensed: Guidance 5-12.
Knowles, Catherine, Liaison, College & Career, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $83,775+$3,891 DH stipend and $3,090 liaison stipend effective August 17, 2017. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.
Kurkul, Alison, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester Technical, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. License pending in Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Kyriazis, Sarah, Manager of Instructional Technology and Digital Learning, $120,000 effective July 1, 2017. Licensed: Supervisor/Director.
LaPlant, Lauren, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Lawton, Jennavieve, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Goddard, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2017. Licensure pending: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Lucas, Michelle, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2107. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Lugo, Cara, Teacher, Vocational, North, BA, Step 3, $52,103 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Education and Care 9-14.
Lyon, Sarah, Teacher, Science, Doherty, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Lyons, Caitlin, Teacher, Elementary, Burncoat Elementary, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Macaruso, Ivelis, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide. MA, Step 4, $60,644 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: School Adjustment Counselor - all levels.
Machacz, Allison, Teacher, Elementary, Thorndyke, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Mackay, Brooks, Teacher, Mathematics, North, CAGS/2MA Step 6, $70,884 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
MacLean, Ellen, Teacher, English Language Arts, Claremont, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-12.
Madsen, Amy, Teacher, Special Education, South, CAGS/2MA Step 8, $78,955 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Maldonado, Denise, Teacher, Systemwide, Music, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General – all levels.
Maloney, Gisele, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 6, $67,010 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Manning, Jeffrey, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Special Needs Prek-9.
Manxhari, Irena, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Gates Lane, MA, Step 7, $68,177 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Marn, Kristen, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Lincoln, BA, Step 1, $45,970* effective August 28, 2017. Waiver: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
Marshall, Tracy, Teacher, Mathematics, Forest Grove, MA, Step 5, $63,156 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.
Mason, Morgan Barbato, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester East, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History 8-12.
Massalski, Paul, Teacher, Mathematics, MA+15, Step 8, $75,082 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Maxfield, Cheri, Teacher, Special Education, MA, Step 7, $68,177 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Severe Disabilities – all levels.
McCann, Robin, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide, MA, Step 5, $63,156 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.
McCook, Matthew, Teacher, Science, Worcester Technical, Doc, Step 6, $76,917 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
McGrath, Christopher, Teacher, Science, South, Doc, Step 1, $63,250 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.
McMullen, Jacqueline, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
McNally, Brian, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, VL4, Step 8, $75,082 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Culinary Arts 9-14.
Menchaca, Allisen, Teacher, Foreign Language, Doherty, Doc, Step 8, $84,986 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Spanish 8-12.
Merlos, Johanna, Teacher, Social Studies, Burncoat Middle, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History 5-12.
Miner III, Edward, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, VL4, Step 8, $75,082*, effective September 5, 2017. Waiver: Machine Tool Technology 9-14.
Mondelus, McCall, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $45,970*, effective September 5, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Moore, Jaclyn, Teacher, English, North, BA, Step 1, $45,970, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 9-12.
Moroski, Felicia, Teacher, Elementary, Thorndyke, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Morse, Elisabeth, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Elementary, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Newell, Colleen, Teacher, Special Education, Goddard, MA, Step 5, $63,156 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Nguyen, Jimmy, Teacher, Elementary, May Street, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Nieves-Velazquez, Lynnette, Teacher, Dual Language, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 3, $52,103. Licensed: Elementary 1-6 and Spanish Prek-6.
Nims, Lisa, Chairperson, Special Education, Durkin, MA, Step 4, $60,644+$8,214 ETC stipend effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: School Guidance 5-12.
Novak, Nicole, Teacher, Elementary, Belmont, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
O’Brien, Melissa, Teacher, Social Studies, Creamer, MA, Step 9, $78,334 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Social Studies 9-12.
O’Connell, Emma, Teacher, Elementary, Worcester Arts, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
O’Connell, Meggan, Teacher, Mathematics, Creamer Evening School BA, Step 6, $59,634* effective September 5, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 5-9.
O’Neil, Mary, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Belmont, BA+15, Step 9, $74,369 effective August 30, 2017. Waiver: ESL prek-6.
Parker, Amanda, Teacher, Elementary, Lincoln, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Perodeau, Timothy, Teacher, Mathematics, Burncoat High, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Petty, Michelle, Teacher, Elementary, Union Hill, MA+15, Step 8, $75,082 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Pietro, Danielle, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History 5-12.
Platt, Migdalia, Teacher, Vocational, North, BA, Step 1, $57,125 effective August 24, 2017. License pending: Early Education and Care 9-14.
Pratt, Dominique, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Visual Art Prek-12.
Ramsay, Marisol, Teacher, Foreign Language, Forest Grove, MA+30, Step 8, $76,944 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Spanish Prek-9.
Rearick, Kristina, Chief Research and Accountability Officer, Durkin, $136,000* effective September 11, 2017.
Reed, Denise, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, BA+15, Step 8, $70,046 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Revilla, Maria, Teacher, Bilingual, Chandler Magnet, CAGS/2MA Step 1, $57,219* effective September 18, 2017. Waiver: Transitional Bilingual Prek-6.
Riley, Rose Schmidt, Teacher, Music, Sullivan, MA+15, Step 6, $67,010, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General – all levels.
Robichaud, Renee, Teacher, English, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-12.
Robinson, Allan, Teacher, English, Worcester East, MA+15, Step 8, $75,082 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-9.
Rodriguez, Antonia, Teacher, Foreign Language, South, MA, Step 4, $60,644, effective August 24, 2017. Waiver: Spanish 5-12.
Rodriguez, Yaliza, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2107. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Romero, David, Teacher, Foreign Language, Worcester East, MA, Step 4, $60,644* effective September 1, 2017. License pending: Spanish 5-12.
Romero, Tania, Teacher, Foreign Language, North, MA, Step 1, $52,002, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed Spanish 5-12.
Root-Simone, Sara, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: ESL Prek-6.
Rusakovich, Cynthia, Teacher, Elementary, Burncoat Elementary, BA, Step 4, $54,613 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Santner, Isaac, Teacher, English, North, MA, Step 2, $54,511 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 8-12.
Savage, Shannon, Teacher, Elementary, Worcester Arts, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Savoie, Michelle, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 7, $68,177 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-3.
Sherman, Valerie, Teacher, Special Education, Roosevelt, BA+15, Step 5, $59,468 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.
Sobaleski, Tara, Evaluation Team Chair, Durkin, MA+15, Step 3, $59,476+$8,214 ETC stipend, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Staruk, Jacqueline, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $45,970, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Stiling, Olivia, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, MA, Step 1, $52,002, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Music Vocal/Instruments.
Stoever, Stephanie, Teacher, English, Forest Grove, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-8.
Stover, James, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Forest Grove, MA+15, Step 1, $53,342 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.
Sullivan, Meghan, Teacher, Elementary, Norrback, BA, Step 1 $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Sullivan, Yolanda, Teacher, Vernon, BA, Step 1, $45,970* effective August 28, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Swan, Erika, Teacher, Elementary, Lincoln, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Swan, Margaret, Teacher, Elementary, Union Hill, MA, Step 7, $68,177 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Swan, Renny, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Swenson, Tracey, Teacher, BCBA, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 7, $69,523* effective September 5, 2017. Licensed: BCBA.
Tatum, Kareem, Principal, Forest Grove $115,000 effective July 1, 2017. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 5-12.
Thanas, Justine, Teacher, Social Studies, Burncoat Middle, MA, Step 8, $73,736 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History 5-8.
Tisdell, Amy, Teacher, Reading, Worcester East, BA+15, Step 1, $48,312 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-8.
Villarreal, Alisa, Teacher, Science, Creamer Evening, BA+15, Step 1, $48,312 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Vogiatzis, Garifalia, Teacher, Elementary, Roosevelt, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Ward, Helen, Teacher, Social Studies, Claremont, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: History 5-12.
Wassall, Heather, Teacher, Special Education, North, MA+30, Step 8, $76,944* effective August 28, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Watson, Cheryl, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, BA+15, Step 4, $56,958 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.
Weber, Heidi, Teacher, English, Worcester East Middle, Doc, Step 8, $84,986 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: English 5-9, 8-12.
Wiles, Sarah, Teacher, Art, Systemwide, BA, Step 4, $54,613 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Visual Arts Prek-12.
Wilkin, Erin, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 4, $60,644 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Williamson, Kelly, Principal, Roosevelt, $105,000 effective August 14, 2017. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.
Willis, Andrew, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat High, MA+15, Step 6, $67,010, effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.
Wilson, Katie, Teacher, Science, Doherty, BA+15, Step 8, $70,046 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Biology 8-12.
Wojnarowicz, Katelyn, Teacher, Elementary, Columbus Park, MA+15, Step 8, $75,082 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-3.
Wong-Kam, Peter, Teacher, Mathematics Worcester East, BA, Step 5, $57,125* effective August 28, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.
Yee, Joshua, Teacher, Mathematics, North, BA, Step 1, $45,970 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.
Zavras, Patricia, Teacher, Physical Education, Systemwide, BA, Step 2, $48,477 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Physical Education Prek-8.
Zelinsky, Rachel, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland, MA, Step 1, $52,002 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: ESL Prek-6.
Zglobicki, Jeremy, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, MA, Step 3, $58,132 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General – all levels.
Zhobro, Tonida, Teacher, Elementary, Gates Lane, CAGS/2MA, Step 2, $59,732 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.
Zinno, Wendy, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 9, $78,334 effective August 24, 2017. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

*prorated

 
 

7-19 The Superintendent has APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Cafeteria Substitute Helper, permanent/intermittent at a salary of $13.20 per hour, from Civil Service List #317-030, effective as shown:

Afriyie, Cynthia             8/29/17
Asante, Philip               8/29/17
Binnall, Melanie            8/29/17
Bisceglia, Beth Ellen      9/1/17
Cardona, Lisa               9/1/17
Chase, Delinda             8/29/17
Coito, Suzanne             9/5/17
Ford, Daniel                 8/29/17
Garcia, Maria                9/1/17
Inam, Magdaline          8/29/17
Jules, Erlande               8/29/17
Myers, Tynisha             8/29/17
Pena, Luz                    8/29/17
Rodriguez, Jackeline     8/29/17
Salinas, Veronica          8/29/17
Vallejos, Maria              8/29/17
Wiafe, Bryant               8/29/17

 
 

7-20 The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Word Processor, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $19.13 (minimum) to $ 23.27 per hour (maximum) effective as shown:

DeFeudis, Amy         8/21/17
Madera, Elizabeth     8/21/17
Martinez, Alba          9/25/17

 
 

7-21 The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Junior Custodian, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $15.58 (minimum) to $19.84 (maximum), per hour, effective as shown:

Abarca, Frank            7/6/17
Bombard, Kurt           7/12/17
Cesaitis, Stephen      6/19/17
Haggerty, Jesse         6/12/17
LeMay, Anthony         9/18/17
Ortiz, Epifanio            9/11/17
Sunden, Timothy        7/6/17

 
     
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #6-230.1 - Administration/Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (September 26, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a review of the new Chapter 74 courses that are being considered for classroom use.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #6-350.1 - Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (September 27, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to distribute lists of programs, events and activities held at the Worcester Public Library to students through the Worcester Public Schools, and to the community through WPS communications.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #7-22.1 - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria  (September 27, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to consider having the Worcester Public Schools participate in Worcester: the City that Reads “February - Love a book month” by having the schools engage in meaningful literacy activities.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #7-25.1 - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty  (September 27, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to support the Worcester Historical Museum’s annual “Be Our Valentine Contest” by encouraging the schools from grade 3 to 6 to participate.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #7-43.1 - Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio  (September 27, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to include in its summer package not only a students’ reading list but also a list of ideas for parents/students regarding math activities for the summer months and include online sites for the students.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #7-129.1 - Administration/ Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria  (September 27, 2017)

Response of the Administration to the request to publicize the Worcester: the City that Reads twelfth annual book drive to support children pre-k to grade 8 in the Worcester Public Schools.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #7-317 - Administration  (September 14, 2017)

To set a date to recognize David Shea, Athletic Director, on being designated as a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) from the National Interscholastic Athletic Association (NIAA).

 
 

gb #7-318 - Mr. O’Connell  (September 14, 2017)

To discuss the resolutions which will be debated at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

Annex A (3 pages)

 

gb #7-319 - Administration  (September 14, 2017)

To authorize the Administration to enter into a contract for up to ten years for the lease of space for school buses.

 
 

gb #7-320 - Administration  (September 14, 2017)

To consider approval of a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $535.00 for car travel costs for an employee to attend a conference.

 
 

gb #7-321 - Mr. Monfredo  (September 25, 2017)

Request that the Administration consider inviting the Wellness Committee to provide a report on the many programs that are provided to the district through partnerships within the community.

 
 

gb #7-322 - Mr. Monfredo (September 25, 2017)

Request that the Administration consider developing a student program to instruct secondary students about food allergies and anaphylactic risks.

 
 

gb #7-323 - Mr. O’Connell  (September 25, 2017)

Request that the Administration review the interim guidance of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and to determine whether any revisions need to be made to the policies and practices of the Worcester Public Schools in light of the guidance.

Annex A (7 pages)

 

gb #7-324 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To set a date to present the following awards from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees:

Mayor Joseph M. Petty       2017 All-State School Committee, Division IX
Edward M. Augustus           Friend of Public Education
Timothy P. Murray             Community Leader
Joseph M. Zubretsky         Community Partner

 
 

Gb#7-325 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To consider approval of the appointments of the following provisional civil service employees as School Nurses:

Appiah, Ahmed, Systemwide, Base Step 5 $61,912, effective, August 24, 2017, Licensed: School Nurse All Levels
Dubey, Marina Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective, August 24, 2017, License Pending: School Nurse All Levels
Garney, Jennifer, Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective, August 24, 2017, License Pending: School Nurse All Levels
Gosselin, Denise, Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective, August 24, 2017, License Pending: School Nurse All levels
Kazanovicz, Jessica, Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective, August 24, 2017, License Pending: School Nurse All levels
Parent, Lee, Systemwide, Base Step 4 $53,537, effective, August 24, 2017, Licensed: School Nurse All Levels
Salgadinho, Erica, Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective, September 13, 2017, License Pending: School Nurse All levels
Talarico, Megan, Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective August 24, 2017, License Pending: School Nurse All Levels

 
 

gb #7-326 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $60.00 in order to compensate a translator.

 
 

gb #7-327 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $5,987.00 made payable to UMASS Lowell.

 
 

gb #7-328 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $11,736.00 to Horace Mann Education Associates for tuition.

 
 

gb #7-329 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $95.70 to Heinemann, Inc. for textbooks.

 
 

gb #7-330 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $833.34 to CDW-G for tech supplies.

 
 

gb #7-331 - Administration  (September 25, 2017)

To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $961.63 to Zonar Systems.

 
 

gb #7-332 - Mr. O’Connell  (September 26, 2017)

To develop a process and schedule for consultation, by the Superintendent, with the School Committee, regarding the proposed individual school improvement plans developed during the Spring of 2018, pursuant to Chapter 71, Section 59C, of the Massachusetts General Laws.

 
 

gb #7-333 - Ms. Colorio  (September 27, 2017)

Request that the Administration consider establishing a confidential student drug and alcohol hotline and indicate how it would be implemented in the schools.

 
 

gb #7-334 - Administration  (September 27, 2017)

To approve a prior year fiscal cost sharing payment in the amount of $1,597.50 for McKinney-Vento transportation of a student assigned to the Worcester Public Schools by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 
 

gb #7-335 - Ms. Biancheria  (September 27, 2017)

Request that the Administration develop a protocol to train teachers to handle students in need of drug education and indicate how teachers can develop ways by watching, looking and listening to deal with problems of substance abuse.

 
 

gb #7-336 - Ms. Biancheria  (September 27, 2017)

Request that the Administration review the feasibility of utilizing in house attorneys from the City Solicitor’s Office rather than outside attorneys.

 
 

gb #7-337 - Administration  (September 27, 2017)

To consider approval of the following donations:

- $250.00 from Walmart to Claremont Academy
- $5,874.00 from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation/Sara Daniels Petitt & William O. Petitt Jr. Fund to Worcester Technical High School
- $1000.00 from the Pappas Scholarship Fund to Worcester Technical High School for a football student.
- To Tatnuck Magnet School from the following individuals:

-$40.00 from Diane & Gary Adamowicz
-$40.00 from Patricia J. Brank
-$40.00 from Karolyn Choate
-$40.00 from Maura Coyne
-$80.00 from Maribeth DiPietro
-$40.00 from Robin Flynn
-$80.00 from Jessica & Bradley Joyce
-$40.00 from Jennifer Lavin
-$80.00 from Christine & Nicholas Lloyd
-$120.00 from Susan & Paul Mathieu
-$40.00 from John & Elizabeth McGovern
-$80.00 from Kimberly A. McLaren
-$160.00 from Gina Papazian
-$40.00 from Susan Riley & Richard Dowd
-$40.00 from Doryl Rourke
-$40.00 from Margaret Walsh

- $350.00 from the Museum of Science to Tatnuck Magnet School to help fund the cost of a bus for a field trip
- $200.00 from Ryder to the Diesel Tech program at South High Community School
- $5,000.00 from CSX to Grafton Street School for health/wellness
- $1,240.00 from Saint-Gobain to Belmont Street Community School.

 
 

gb #7-338 - Administration  (September 27, 2017)

To discuss collective bargaining for Nurses, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss collective bargaining for Custodians, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss collective bargaining for Computer Technicians, (Unit D) if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigation position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation of a worker’s compensation case for a custodian, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation of a worker’s compensation case for a teacher, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation of a worker’s compensation case for a teacher, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

 
     
XI. ADJOURNMENT  
  Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee
 

"The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609, 508-799-3020."