Agenda #21 October 4, 2018

School Committee

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

AGENDA #21

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, October 4, 2018
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 Paul Frechette
                       Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #8-18     Clerk
                   (September 26, 2018)
To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, September 20, 2018.

 

Annex A (19 pages)

IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION

gb #8-276 
- Administration
                    (September 25, 2018)
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representatives.
 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #8-12  -   Administration
                     (September 26, 2018)
INNOVATION PATHWAYS

 

Annex A (19 pages)

VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE -NONE  
IX. PERSONNEL  
  8-35    The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:

Abelson, Elisa, Teacher, Science, South High, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Biology 8-12.

Adamowicz, Jessica, BCBA, Special Education, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 8, $76,591 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: BCBA.

Alache, Veronica, Teacher, Guidance, Creamer Center, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Guidance, all levels.

Aldape, Robert, Teacher, Science, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Physics 8-12.

Alleca, Nicole, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 5, $64,426 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Speech Language all levels.

Armenti, Sara, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester Arts, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities, Prek-8.

Arnberg, Cara, Teacher, Special Education, Columbus Park, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Baril, Mark, Teacher, Business, Burncoat High, Doc, Step 2, $67,081 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Business 5-12.

Barrett, Matthew, Teacher, Science, University Park, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018.

Bednarz, Amy, Teacher, English as a Second Language, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective September 12, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.*

Belcher, Dichawn, Teacher, Science, North High, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective August 23, 2018. Waiver: Biology 8-12.

Bella, Maria, Teacher, English as a Second Language, M+15, Step 2, $56,977 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-12.

Bercume, Joanna, Teacher, Elementary, Worcester Arts, BA, Step 3, $52,151 effective August 23, 2018.

Bernard, Timothy, Teacher, Social Studies, South High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 5-12.

Bishop Alexandra, Teacher, English, South High, BA, Step 1, $46,884 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

Blake, Jeffrey, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 8-12.

Bosco, Karyn, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective September 17, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.*

Boucher, Jill, Teacher, Elementary, Flagg Street, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Bowman, Lauren, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018.Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Brayden, Erin, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.

Bregu, Ina, Teacher, Mathematics, Worcester East Middle, MA, Step 3 $59,300 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.

Brown, Cynthia, Teacher, Elementary, Clark Street, MA, Step 4, $61,863 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Brunelle, Jennifer, Department Head, Adult Education, BA, Step 6, $60,832+DH stipend of $1591 effective September 4, 2019.

Cahill, Laura, Focused Instructional Coach, Computer. Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $85,459+$2,841 FIC stipend effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Instructional Technology, all levels.

Calzini, Courtney, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 6, $66,985 effective September 24, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Camoreyt, Anthony, Teacher, English, North High, BA, Step 1, $46,894, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English, 8-12.

Canovas, Pedro, Teacher, Science, Burncoat High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 28, 2018. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.*

Carleton, Madeline, Teacher, Elementary, Jacob Hiatt, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 28, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.*

Carraher, Meghan, Teacher, Elementary, McGrath, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 31, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.*

Chenevert, Lauren, Teacher, English, North High, BA, Step 9, $73,473 effective August 31, 2018. Licensed: English 8-12.*

Ciampa, Patricia, Teacher, Foreign Language, Burncoat High, BA, Step 1, $46,894, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: French 5-12.

Clapp, Lauren, Teacher, Elementary, McGrath, BA, Step, 1 $46,894 effective August 23, 2018.Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-3.

Cotter, Margaret, Focused Instructional Coach, Canterbury, MA+30, Step 8, +FIC Stipend of $2,841 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Reading all levels.

Courteau, Brian, Teacher, Vocational, South High, BA, Step 8, $69,064 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Diesel Technology 9-14.

Coyle, Callie, Teacher, Art, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 31, 2018. Licensed: Art Prek-8. *

Dacri, Joanne, Teacher, Lincoln Street, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Davis, Holly, Teacher, Elementary, Tatnuck, MA+30, Step 8, $78,491, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Delgado, Danielle, Teacher, Guidance, North High, MAS, Step 9, $79.908 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Guidance 5-12.

Deliberto, Jennifer, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, MA, Step 5, $64,426 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Delorey, John, Teacher, Music, Doherty High, BA, Step 1, $6,894 effective August 23, 2018. License pending:  Music-Vocal/Instrumental.

Denning, Brett, Teacher, Physical Education, Goddard, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Physical Education Prek-12.

Diaz, Patricia, Teacher, Vocational, South High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Early Education+ Care 9-14.

Donohue, Lucas, Teacher, Elementary, Elm Park, DOC, Step 8, $86,694 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Dustin, Bradley, Teacher, Mathematics, Doherty High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.

Dyer, Colleen, Liaison, English Language Arts, Systemwide, MA, Step 9, $79,908+$3090 Liaison stipend +$3891 Coordinator of Department Head stipend, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

Edmonson, Lisa, Supervisor, Special Education Administrator, MA+15, Step 6, $87,538. Licensed: Supervisor/Director all levels.

Egusquiza, Paul, Teacher, Foreign Language, Challenge Academy, BA, Step 1, $46,894+$4,689 alternative stipend effective August 27, 2018. License pending: Spanish 5-12.

Ellis, Mary, Teacher, Science, North High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 30, 2018. Waiver: Chemistry 8-12.

Fahl, Andrea, Teacher, Elementary, Systemwide, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Faria, Christina, Teacher, Elementary, Belmont Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.

Farrell, Magdalena, Teacher, Elementary, Vernon Hill, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 30, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.

Farrell, Molly, Teacher, Elementary, Midland, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Farrell, Susan, Assistant Director of Special Education, Doc, Step 6, $121,888 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Special Education Administrator all levels.

Faucher, Jennifer, Psychologist, South High, CAGS/2MA, Step 2, $60,932 effective September 10, 2018. Licensed: School Psychologist all levels.

Favulli, Meg, Teacher, Special Education, BA, Step 1, $46,894, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: pending: Speech/Language Pathologist, all levels.

Fishman, Zoe, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Fitzgerald, Erin, Teacher, Physical Education, Systemwide, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 27, 2018.  Licensed: Physical Education Prek-8.

Fitzgerald, Heather, Teacher, Elementary, Union Hill, MA, Step 6, $66,985 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Flanagan, Ian, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective September 17, 2018. License pending: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.

Fleming, Alexandra, Teacher, Elementary, Worcester Arts Magnet, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018.Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Fleming, Kathryn, Teacher, Special Education, ACT, BA, Step 2, $49,452+ $4,689 effective August 27, 2018. License pending: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Foggo, Pamela, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Grafton Street, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.

Foley-Powers, Mary, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan Middle, BA+15, Step 4, $58,103 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Fontaine, Meghan, Teacher, Elementary, Goddard, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Fox, Ashley, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Elementary, MA+15, Step 8, $76,591 effective August 28, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.

Frisch, Danielle, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Gallagher, Talia, Teacher, Social Studies, Burncoat High, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018.

Georgian, Andrew, Teacher, Social Studies, Sullivan Middle, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 5-12.

Germain, Lesly, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, BA, Step 3, $53,151 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Adjustment Counselor, all levels.

Gibbons, William, Teacher, Physical Education, South High, MA+30, Step 5, $67,698 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Physical Education 5-12.

Gibbs, Victoria, Teacher, Elementary, Norrback, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Gilbert, Thomas, Teacher, English, North High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

Gilcrest, Robert, Teacher, English, Doherty High, CAGS/2MA Step 8, $80,542 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 8-12.

Gion, Chelsea, Teacher, Special Education, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Speech Language Pathologist, All levels.

Graham, Linda, Teacher, Foreign Language, Claremont, BA, Step 6, $60,832 effective September 6, 2018. Licensed: Spanish 5-12.

Greenwood, Daniel, Teacher, Science, Burncoat Middle, MA, Step 4, $61,863 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Biology 5-8.

Gribouski, John, Assistant Principal, Burncoat Elementary, Cags/2MA, Step 9, $95,127 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Hale, Lacey, Behavior Specialist, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Social Worker/SAC all levels.

Handley, Jennifer, Teacher, English as a Second Language, MA, Step 3, $59,300 effective August 23, 2018. License: English as a Second Language 5-12.

Hannah, Mark, Teacher, Special Education, City View, CAGS/2MA, Step 5, $69,749 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8.

Harvey, Rebecca, Teacher, Computer, Sullivan Middle, MA+30, Step 6, $70,258 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Instructional Technology, all levels.

Hatziemmanuel, Christina, Teacher, Computer, Forest Grove, BA+15, Step 3, $55,536 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Instructional Technology.

Haviland, Bobbi Jo, School Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 1, $58,369 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Psychologist all levels.

Hebert, Nicole, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, BA, Step 1 $46,894 effective August 28, 2018.  License pending: Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders – all levels.

Heisler, Kirianna, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Hicks, Diane, Teacher, Vocational, North High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Business Technology 9-14.

Hill, Jaquilyn, Teacher, Elementary, Columbus Park, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 27, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.

Hodgkins, Susan, Director, Administration, Durkin Administration Building, $135,000 effective July 1, 2018. Licensed: Supervisor/Director.

Holden, Seth, Teacher, Elementary, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Homan, Cindy, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.

Howard, Kristina, Teacher, Special Education, Worcester East, MA, Step 4, $61,863, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Huynh, Huy, Teacher, Mathematics, North High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Mathematics 8-12.

Iriazarry, Noeliz, Assistant Principal, City View, MA, Step 9, $89,576 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Issac, Elizabeth, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Claremont, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 28, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.

Jarvis, Ryan, Teacher, Art, Columbus Park, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Visual arts Prek-9.

Jenness, Rita, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, MA, Step 4, $61,683 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 5-12.

Judge, Pamela, Teacher, Mathematics, Sullivan Middle, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.

Kachadorian, Lindsey, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, CAGS/2MA, Step 5, $69,749. Licensed: School Adjustment Counselor, all levels.

Kalivas, George, Teacher, Theater, Burncoat Middle/High, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Theater, all levels.

Kasper, Carolan, Assistant Principal, Union Hill, CAGS/2MA, Step 9, $95,127 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Keating, Jennifer, Principal, Belmont Community, $109,000 effective July 1, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-6.

Kline, Sheri, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Technical, VL6, Step 8, $80,542 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Practical Nursing 9-14.

Knipe, Kara, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Chandler Elementary, BA, Step 4, $55,711 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.

La Hair, Brian, Teacher, Social Studies, Burncoat Middle, MA Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 8-12.

Laliberte, Matthew, Teacher, Physical Education, Burncoat High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective September 17, 2018. Licensed: Physical Education 5-12.

Lapin, Sarina, Teacher, Social Studies, North High, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 9-12.

Launderville, Joanna, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Music all levels.

Leduc, Regina, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 4, $61,683 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.

Lefebvre, Jill, Teacher, Special Education, City View, CAGS/2MA Step 8, $80,542 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Lesniak-Brothers, Jacqueline, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Levesque, Emily, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Music/Vocal Instruction all levels.

Longbottom, Hailey, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Lopez, Jessica, Teacher, Special Education, Nelson Place, MA+15, Step 5, $65,794 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed Moderate Disabilities Prek-8. 

Lowkes, Kara, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.

Malos, Anne, Teacher, Special Education, Woodland, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective September 4, 2018. Licensed: Speech/Language, Hearing Disorders all levels.

Mandella, Brenda, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Marchezi, Eliezo, Teacher, Social Studies, Forest Grove, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 5-12.

Marley, Leah, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Music: All levels.

Martin, Jennifer, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Sullivan Middle, BA, Step 3, $53,151 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language 5-12.

Martinelli, Kathleen, Principal, Columbus Park, $109,000 effective July 1, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-6.

McCarthy, Angelina, Teacher, Special Education, MA+15, Step 8, $76,591 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Severe Disabilities, all levels.

McCue, Molly, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, BA, Step 1, $$6,894 effective August 28, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood Prek-2.*

McGowan, Liane, Teacher, Science, Doherty High, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Biology 9-12.

McKeon, Elizabeth, Teacher, English, North High, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

McKibbin, Gloria, Supervisor, Child Study, CAGS/2MA, $112,458, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed:

McNamara, Kathryn, Teacher, English, South High, MA, Step 3, $59,300. Licensed: English 9-12.

McNeilage, Robert, Teacher, Science, Doherty, Doc, Step 1, $64,521 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Chemistry 8-12.

McSherry, Christine, Assistant Principal, Worcester Arts, MA+15, Step 9, $91,344 effective 8/23/18. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Melendez, Yenilda, Teacher, Foreign Language, Worcester Tech, Doc, Step 8, $86,694 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Spanish 5-12.

Meleti, Chrysavgi, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Worcester East Middle, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: ESL 5-12.

Mercier, Michael, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Middle, BA, Step 3, $53,151 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Michniewicz, Jillian, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Roosevelt, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.

Milkowski, Sherri, Teacher, Pathways, BA+15, Step 8, $71,453 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 9-12.

Miller Friedman, Sarah, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 30, 2018. Licensed: Severe Disabilities, all levels.*

Mocerino, Emily, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, 2MA/CAGS, Step 8, $80,542 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Social Worker/SAC, all levels.

Mooshian, Emily, Teacher, Science, Worcester East, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: General Science 5-8.

Morse, Catherine, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, BA, Step 3, $53,151, effective August 23, 2018. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities PreK-6.

Newton, Justin, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 8-12.

Nichols, Shelly, Teacher, Physical Education, North High, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Physical Education 5-12.

Norsworthy, Katelyn, Teacher, Elementary, Lincoln Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Nugent, Eden, Teacher, Special Education, Gates Lane, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed pending: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

O'Connell, James, Teacher, Computers, North High, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Instructional Technology all levels.

O'Hanlon, Briana, Teacher, Elementary, Canterbury, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood PreK-2.

O’Neill, Teresa, Assistant Principal, North High, MA+30, Step 1, $92,537 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal 9-12.

Olson, Sarah, Teacher, Elementary, Tatnuck, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective September 10, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

O'Toole, Julissa, Teacher, Special Education, BA, Step 4, $55,711 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.

Packard, Brooke, Teacher, Elementary English, Vernon Hill, BA, Step 1 $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-8

Paradis, Maureen, Teacher, Science, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Biology 5-8.

Pasceri, Rebecca, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Tatnuck, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective September 12, 2018. Waiver: English as a Second Language.*

Pasino, Dale, Teacher, Mathematics, Sullivan Middle, BA+15, Step 8, $71,453 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 5-8.

Pearl, Aaronn Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 27, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Perec, Mark, Teacher, Special Education, Sullivan Middle, MA+15, Step 8, $76,591effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-13.

Perron, Michael, Teacher, Social Studies, Doherty, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 8-12.

Peso, Chelsey, Elementary English, Quinsigamond, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-8.

Phan, Khanh, Teacher, Mathematics, North High, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.

Plante, Emily, Teacher, Special Education, Lincoln Street, MA+15, Step 3, $60,671 effective August 23, 2018.Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Potito, Stephanie, Teacher, Computers, Burncoat Middle, CAGS/2MA, Step 8, $80,542 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Instructional Technology, All levels.

Pottle, Luke, Teacher, Social Studies, North High, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 5-12.

Power, Anne, Teacher, Special Education, Canterbury, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Powers, Maria, Teacher, Special Education, BA, Step 1, $46,894, effective August 23, 2018. Waiver: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Putnam, Melanie, Teacher, Vocational, North High, MA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. License pending: Health Assisting 9-14.

Putnam, Nicole, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Raad, Christina, BCBA, Special Education, Systemwide, MA+15, Step 5, $65,794 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Severe Disabilities all levels.

Raymond, Anna, Teacher, Special Education, Roosevelt, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.

Reichert, Theresa, Director, Human Resources, Administration, DOC, $116,000 effective August 20, 2018. License: NA.

Riopel, Erin, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Middle, BA, Step 2, $49,542 effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.

Rivers, Samantha, Teacher, Special Education, Gates Lane, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective September 10, 2018. License Pending: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.*

Rosati, Jamie, Teacher, Spanish, Burncoat High, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Foreign Language: Spanish 5-12.

Roseen, Scott, Teacher, Science, Sullivan Middle, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective September 4, 2018. Licensed: General Science 5-8.*

Salerno, Constantina, Teacher, English as a Second Language, North High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: ESL 5-12.

Sanches, Daniel, Teacher, Music, Tatnuck Magnet, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 29, 2018. Licensed: Music: Vocal/Instrumental/General All levels.*

SanInocencio, Christina, Teacher, Business, North High, BA, Step 5, $58,273 effective September 4, 2018. Waiver: Business Technology 9-14.*

Santos, Jazmin, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2M, Step 1, $58,369 effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: School Psychologist All levels

Scott, Wendy, Teacher, Elementary, Nelson Place, MA, Step 7, $69,547 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Sexton, Amanda, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 7, $69,547 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, all levels.

Simeus, Kashanna, Teacher, Tatnuck Magnet, BA+15, Step 2, $51,842 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6

Smart, Ashley, Teacher, Allied Health, North High, BA, Step 7, $63,398 effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: Health Assisting 9-14.

Smith, Adriana, Teacher, English, Doherty High, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

Snow, Olivia, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Soraci, Abigail, Teacher, Elementary, Clark Street, BA+15, Step 3, $55,536 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Spellman, Susan, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Goddard, MA, Step 5, $64,426 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language Prek-6.

Spreadbury, Gina, Teacher, Special Education, Lincoln Street, MA, Step 3, $59,300 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities Prek-8.

Starr, Nicholas, Teacher, Mathematics, North High, BA+15, Step 6, $63,226 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.

Sterlin, Sheila, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, all levels.

Stoddard, Christopher, Psychologist, Systemwide, DOC, Step 5, $75,901 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed School Psychologist, All levels.

Stomski, Melissa, Occupational Therapist, Systemwide, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Occupational Therapy.

Strepka, David, Teacher, Mathematics, North High, BA, Step 8, $69,064 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Mathematics 8-12.

Sullivan, Travis, Guidance Counselor, North High, CAGS/2MA, Step 6, $72,309 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Guidance Counselor 5-12.

Sweet, Jay, Teacher, Physical Education, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 29, 2018. Licensed: Health Education K-12.*

Tatum, Rashedah, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, All levels.

Tetreault, Jacquelyn, Teacher, Union Hill, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Theriault, Billie Jean, Teacher, Canterbury Street, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities PreK-2.

Thompson, Emily, Teacher, Vernon Hill, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Tierney, Rosemary, Teacher, Special Education, Norrback, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Severe Disabilities, All levels.

Tighe, Megan, Teacher, Lincoln Street, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Tivnan, Lindsay, Teacher, Special Education, Nelson Place, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective September 4, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-6.*

Tolar, Susan, Teacher, English, Sullivan Middle, MA, Step 5, $64,426 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

Torres, Yangtze, Teacher, Dual Language, Chandler Magnet, MA+30, Step 7, $72,822 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English as a Second Language PreK-6.

Torres-Lopez, Olga, Teacher, Spanish, North High, MA, Step 6, $66,985 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Foreign Language 5-12.

Tran, Khanh-Huong, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, MA, Step 7, $69,547 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, All levels.

Treat, Cassandra, Teacher, English, Doherty High, BA+15, Step 1, $49,283 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-12.

Tremba, Gregory, Principal, City View, $110,000 effective July 1, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

Tremba, Jennifer, Teacher, Special Education, Chandler Elementary, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 29, 2018. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities PreK-6.

Tyldesley, Barbara, Teacher, Canterbury Street, MA, Step 3, $59,300 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Urso, Nicholas, Teacher, Social Studies, Sullivan Middle, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: History 5-8.

Vail, Brittany, Teacher, Special Education, Burncoat Elementary, BA, Step 2, $49,452 effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8.

Vail, Cynthia Vaz, Principal, Heard Street, $106,000 effective July 1, 2018. Licensed: Principal/Assistant Principal Prek-6.

VanGordon, Christopher, Teacher, Physical Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 4, $61,863 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Physical Education 5-12.

Vazquez, Martha, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Belmont Street, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective September 10, 2018. Licensed: ESL PreK-6*.

Virzi, Frank, Teacher, Chemistry, South High, MA, Step 8, $75,218 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Chemistry 9-12.

Wadsworth, Amanda, Behavior Specialist, Special Education, North High, CAGS/2M, Step 7, $74,874 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All levels.

Waldron, Brittany, Behavior Specialist, Special Education, Doherty High, MA, Step 4, $61,863 effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor All levels.

Welsh, Brendan, Teacher, Math, Worcester East Middle, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Math 5-8.

White, Audrey, Teacher, Music, Systemwide, MA, Step 1, $53,048 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Music PreK-9.

Wood, Michael, Teacher, English, Doherty, BA, Step 2, $49,542 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 8-12.

Worthley, Janine, Psychologist, Systemwide, CAGS/2M, Step 5, $69,749 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Psychologist All levels.

Wyatt, Molly, Teacher, Grafton Street, MA, Step 2, $55,607 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Elementary 1-6.

Wynott, Vernon, Teacher, Physical Education, Systemwide, BA, Step 1, $46,894 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: Physical Education 5-12.

Xavier, Jessica, Teacher, English, Burncoat Middle, BA, Step 5, $58,273 effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: English 5-8 and English 8-12.

 *prorated

 
   8-35    The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the persons named below:

Adjeman, Erica, Teacher, English, North High, effective June 21, 2018.

Bissett, Katherine, Teacher, Elementary, Worcester Arts, effective June 30, 2018.

Bouvier, Eileen, English as a Second Language, Sullivan Middle, effective August 21, 2018.

Carlson, Sarah, Teacher, Elementary, Belmont Elementary, effective August 23, 2018.

Courville, Cara, Teacher, Elementary, Grafton Street, effective October 4, 2018.

Daly, Kathleen, Teacher, English as a Second Language Teacher, North, effective June 21, 2018.

Deininger, Marie, Teacher, English as a Second Language Teacher, Woodland, effective June 21, 2018.

Dennis, Siobhan, Principal, Columbus Park, effective June 29, 2018.

Girouard, Rhonda, Teacher, Mathematics, North High, effective June 30, 2018.

Hall, Ricci, Principal, Claremont, effective June 30, 2018.

Hoel, Robin, Teacher, Elementary, Chandler Magnet, effective June 21, 2018.

Hoey, Nina, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, effective June 21, 2018.

Juneau, Allison, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Lincoln Street, effective June 21, 2018.

Kelly, April, Teacher, Vocational, North High, effective June 21, 2018.

Kinnis, Sara, Teacher, Guidance, South High, effective September 28, 2018

Machado, Andre, Teacher, Mathematics, Forest Grove, effective June 22, 2018.

Murphy, Laurie, Teacher, Elementary, Quinsigamond, effective June 21, 2018.

Parker, Heather, Teacher, Guidance, Claremont, effective June 21, 2018.

Pietro, Danielle, Teacher, Social Studies, Worcester Technical, effective June 21, 2018.

Prockett, Marci, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Systemwide effective June 21, 2018.

Robsky, Sharon, Teacher, English as a Second Language, City View, effective June 21, 2018.

Schmidt, Rose, Teacher, Music, Sullivan Middle, effective June 21, 2018.

Swan, Margaret, Teacher, Elementary, Union Hill, effective June 21, 2018.

Walden, Michael, Teacher, Art, Worcester, Arts, effective June 30, 2018.

Wise, Suzanne, Teacher, Social Studies, South High, effective June 21, 2018.

Yee, Joshua, Teacher, Math, North, effective June 21, 2018.

 
  8-36    The Superintendent has APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Cafeteria Substitute Helper, permanent/ intermittent at a salary of $13.73 per hour, from Civil Service List #318-025, effective as shown:

Adutwum, Kelvin              8/23/18

Anholetti, Viviane             8/23/18

Bulikowski, Catherine        8/23/18

Corchado, Nannette          8/23/18

Devlin, Penelope               8/23/18

Feliz, Niobe                      8/23/18

Forson, Mina                    8/23/18

Garcia, Diandra                8/23/18

Garcia, Julitza                  8/23/18

Gentile, Susan                 8/23/18

Kenefick, Francis              8/23/18

Letourneau, Collin            8/23/18

Ofori-Amanfo, Kendra      8/23/18

Pena, Ronnan                  8/23/18

Sanchez, Blanca              8/23/18

Santos, Yvonne               8/23/18

Schreiner, Alice               8/23/18

Torres, David                  8/23/18

Verdolino, Elizabeth         8/23/18

 
  8-37    The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Word Processor, permanent/ fulltime at a salary of $21.97 (minimum) to $26.47 per hour (maximum) effective as shown:

Breault, Sharron              8/23/18

Garofoli, Jonelle               8/20/18

Oriol, Aleah                     9/17/18

Russo, Jaime                   8/27/18

Schuster, Jacquelyn          8/24/18

 
   8-38    The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the persons named below to the position of Junior Custodian, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $16.06 (minimum) to $20.44 (maximum), per hour, effective as shown:

Carpino, Anthony      7/1/18

Cournoyer, Justin      7/16/18

Fotiou-Kioses, Petros 7/16/18

Gay, Christopher      9/04/18

 
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
  gb #8-277  -  Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. O’Connell
                    (September 17, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the number of schools that have “Buddy Benches” and consider expanding the concept to other schools based on feedback from the principals.
 
  gb #8-278  - Administration
                   (September 17, 2018)
To approve a prior fiscal year payment in the amount of $2,060.20 to a parent for transportation of a McKinney-Vento student.
 
  gb #8-279  -  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo
                    (September 17, 2018)
To review the Spring 2018 MCAS scores achieved by the students of the Worcester Public Schools.
 
  gb #8-280  -  Administration
                    (September 17, 2018)
To accept the Project Lead The Way Grant in the amount of $7,500.00.

Annex A (1 page)

 

gb #8-281  -  Mr. O’Connell/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mayor Petty
                    (September 19, 2018)
To forward a letter of appreciation to the College of the Holy Cross for sponsoring Worcester Public School Appreciation Day.

 
 

gb #8-282  - Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 20, 2018)
Request that the Administration consider involving students in the Worcester Public Schools in the Middle School Kindness Challenge.

Annex A (6 pages)

 

gb #8-283  - Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 24, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a comparative report on Worcester data versus other Gateway Cities and Boston regarding:

 -financial aid

-assessments

-dropout rate

-graduation rate

-chronic absenteeism

 
 

gb #8-284  - Miss McCullough/Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 24, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide an update on the ALICE training to include resources and materials that are part of the program such as “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared.”

 
 

gb #8-285  - Mr. Foley/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 25, 2018)
Request that the Administration consider the implications of excessive heat and humidity upon the learning environment in the classrooms and the schools without air conditioning and the adverse conditions for students, teachers and staff.  The Administration should develop a policy to be followed when the city has experienced consecutive days of excessive heat and humidity and the conditions in many of the schools are intolerable.

 
 

gb #8-286  - Administration
                   (September 26, 2018)
To authorize the Administration to enter into a lease of five years for Chromebooks and related equipment.

 
 

gb #8-287  - Administration
                   (September 26, 2018)
To authorize the Administration to enter into a lease of six years for computers, laptops and related equipment.

 
 

gb #8-288  - Administration
                   (September 26, 2018)
To forward letters to the following students for their commitment to the Summer 2018 Student Volunteer Program at St. Vincent Hospital:

 - Nina Anina – Doherty Memorial High School

- Ynhi Nguyen - Doherty Memorial High School

- Hamza Shakir - Doherty Memorial High School

- Jessica Arias – North High School

- Ana Patricia Figuereo Perez - North High School

- Tracy Frimpong - North High School

- Chelsea Ofosuware - North High School

- Alondra Padilla - North High School

- Delices Ramazani - North High School

- Emmanuella Saforo - North High School

- Aileen Sarfo – North High School

- Goniola Bode – South High Community School

- Melanie Mejia - South High Community School

- Cindy Nguyen - South High Community School

- Priscilla Obeng – South High Community School

- Courtney Tran – South High Community School

- Valerie Tran - South High Community School

- Mboma Voldvain – University Park Campus High School

- Margaret Njenga – Worcester Vocational Technical High School

 
 

gb #8-289  - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 26, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report on all transportation operations that were transferred to the Fremont St. facility and include all administrative vacancies that were advertised along with new or additional bus routes that were added.

 
 

gb #8-290  - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                   (September 26, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report on the Worcester Public Schools bus transportation system and include information relative to the ten new buses operated by the Worcester Public Schools’ and indicate the routes of said buses.

 
 

gb #8-291  - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Comparetto/Miss McCullough/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell
                  (September 26, 2018)
Request that the Administration provide a report on the availability of snow removal equipment for individual school sites or available for school use to include snow blowers and plow trucks.

 
 

gb #8-292  - Administration
                   (September 26, 2018)
To consider approval of the following donations:

 -    $399.21 from Lifetouch to Lake View School

-    $50.00 from American Income Life Insurance Company to Belmont Street Community School

-    $24.50 from American Income Life Insurance Company to Tatnuck Magnet Elementary School

-    $515.16 from Lifetouch to Woodland Academy 

-    to Worcester Technical High School:

- $5,920.00 from Sarah Daniels Pettit & William O Pettit, Jr Fund/Greater Worcester Community Foundation

- $560.00 from Saul A. Seder Fund/Greater Worcester Community Foundation for participation in Skills USA

- $291.00 from Thurston E. Solomon & Everett J. Morter Memorial Fund/Greater Worcester Community Foundation for participation in Skills USA

- $500.00 from Air-Tite Products Co., Inc./Mr. & Mrs. Neil Garnache to be used as a scholarship for a student who will be furthering their  education beyond high school in memory of Donald P. Garnache, graduate of Boys’ Trade

-    to Worcester Arts Magnet:

- $100.00 from various donors to be used for Chromebook licenses

- $500.00 from JMH Solutions

-    to support the Exhilarate Worcester Initiative at Woodland Academy:

- $4,414.65 from various donors

- $125.00 from On the Rise Baking

- $500.00 from Blaine Warren Advertising

- $750.00 from Commonwealth of MA Mid-District District Attorney’s Office

 
 

gb #8-293  - Administration
                   (September 26, 2018)
Request that the School Committee approve the appointment of the following provisional civil service employees as School Nurse effective as shown:

 Last, Allison, Systemwide, Bachelors, Step 5, $58,274, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Nurse All Levels

 Law, Kathleen, Systemwide, Masters, Step 1, $53,048, effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: School Nurse All Levels

 Rice, Bethany, Systemwide, Bachelors, Step 4, $55,711, effective August 23, 2018. Licensed: School Nurse All Levels

 Verdier, Katherine, Systemwide, Masters, Step 1, $53,048, effective August 23, 2018. License Pending: School Nurse All Levels

 
 

gb #8-294  -  Executive Session (Administration)
                    (September 26, 2018)
To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the governmental body, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel.

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