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ASD Welcome Back Session 197 th Year September 6, 2013. September 6, 2013. Welcome from the Board President David W. Carter. Gallaudet- Clerc Education Center Updates. Status Moves Punch List Student Health Center Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment (FFE) Chairs 2 drawer file cabinet

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gallaudet clerc education center updates
Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center Updates
  • Status
  • Moves
  • Punch List
  • Student Health Center
  • Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment (FFE)
    • Chairs
    • 2 drawer file cabinet
  • Furniture in Cogswell and other areas
  • Parking plans
  • Tiger Garden
thank you
Thank You
  • Jeff Pelletier, PlantOp and Custodial Staff
  • Francisco Abeyta and IT Staff
  • John Hoyt and Staff
  • Tom Wood and Business Office
  • Terry Della Vecchia
  • Student Health Center Staff
  • Audiology Department Staff
  • Staff Committee
  • ASD Board
foundations for the future
Foundations for the Future
  • Successful!
  • Still not too late to donate!
  • Community ribbon-cutting event – Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30am
other campus improvements
Other Campus Improvements
  • Holt Dorm painted
  • Voc-tech building PACES classrooms painted (some offices finished, others this year)
  • Isola Bella Tower
    • Event on August 10th
state bonding status
State Bonding Status
  • 2.5 million
    • Vocational roof
    • Gym roof and exterior
  • 4.2 million
    • Demolition of Gallaudet Hall (plans 16-18 months)
    • Roadway repairs
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ASD’s

2013-2014

Theme…

reorganization reviews
Reorganization Reviews
  • Tommy Meehan
    • Director of Education
    • Principal, PreK-2nd grade
    • Mandated Audiology and Communication Skills
  • Luisa Soboleski
    • Principal, 3rd – 12th grade
  • Nancy Forsberg
    • Principal, PACES, CATS and International
reorganization cont
Reorganization (cont.)
  • Cindy Paluch
    • Director of Admissions/Family Education Services and Student Management
      • Core Dorm Program
      • Athletics
      • Camp Isola Bella
      • PT/OT (contract)
  • Karen Wilson
    • Director of PACES/Coordinator of PCS
      • PACES Residential
senior management team
Senior Management Team
  • Ed Peltier, Executive Director, Ex Officio
  • Jeff Bravin, Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer
  • Tom Wood, Chief Financial Officer
  • Marilyn Rettig, Director, Institutional Advancement
  • Tommy Meehan, Director of Education
  • Cindy Paluch, Director of Admissions/FES and Student Management
  • Fern Reisinger, Director of Outreach and Special Projects
  • Patricia Schoenfeld, Director of Human Resources
  • Kerry McDowell, Executive Coordinator
new hires
New Hires
  • AVS
    • Monika Dronzank, Community Inclusion Specialist
    • Brian Montero, Community Inclusion Specialist
    • Audrey Stone, Community Inclusion Specialist
    • AshaJamilaWortham, Community Inclusion Specialist
  • Business Office
    • Ashley Martin, Senior Accountant
    • Chad Williams, Accounting Clerk
  • Outreach
    • Patricia Karabetsos, Teacher
new hires cont
New Hires cont.
  • PACES
    • Karen Chekas, Mental Health Clinician
    • Elisabeth Phillips, Teacher
    • Jovon Damon, Residential Counselor
    • Jose DeJesus Sr., Residential Counselor
    • Johnny Gore Jr., Residential Counselor
    • Jerome Lindsay, Residential Counselor
    • Patrick Scott, Residential Counselor
  • PACES/PCS
    • Margaret Higgins, Administrative Assistant
  • PCS
    • Dean Muszynski, School Social Worker
  • Sign Language
    • Rachel Posner, Community Sign Language Specialist
staff transfers new titles
Staff Transfers/New Titles
  • Tommy Meehan
    • Director of Education
  • Cindy Paluch
    • Director of Admissions/FES/Student Management
  • Nancy Forsberg
    • Principal, CATS/PACES, International
  • Luisa Soboleski
    • Principal, Grades 3-12/Quad 1
  • Karen Wilson
    • Director of PACES Program and Clinical Coordinator, PCS
  • Sandy Bryant
    • Administrative Assistant, CATS/PACES/Int’l
  • Charise Hoyt
    • Administrative Assistant, Grades 3-12/Quad 1
staff transfers new titles cont
Staff Transfers/New Titles cont.
  • Kerry McDowell
    • Executive Coordinator, AED/COO
  • Jenilee Terry
    • Senior Administrative Assistant, Director of Ed.
  • Jennifer Pizzoferrato
    • Acting Controller, Business Office
  • Elsie Donaldson
    • Senior Accountant, Business Office
staff transfers new titles cont1
Staff Transfers/New Titles cont.
  • Sue Avery
    • Literacy/Reading Specialist
  • Rebecca Abeyta
    • Teacher, International Studies
  • Heather Boughton
    • Teacher, PACES
  • Kathy Harris
    • Teacher, Library
  • Liz Citron
    • Therapeutic Residential Support Counselor, PCS
  • Anna Shea
    • Teacher, PACES
  • Scott Robinson
    • Mental Health Clinician, PACES
  • Oliver Tolve
    • Assistant Dean
retirees
Retirees
  • Dotti Dillon
schedule changes professional development
Schedule Changes & Professional Development
  • Schedule Changes
    • Same schedule throughout the school
    • 4 lunch periods with Study Hall and Community, Social, and Emotional Development
    • Will discuss further in Department meetings
  • Professional Development
    • Teachers
      • The Blueprint: Building Powerful IEPs to Increase Student Achievement
      • DATA, NWEA, and CCSS
      • Differential Instruction
    • Counselors (Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors)
      • FBA/BIP
      • Coordination of Services
      • Data Tracking Systems
schedule changes professional development cont
Schedule Changes & Professional Development cont.
  • Communication Group (SLP, TOD, Audiologists)
    • Collaboration Services
  • Teacher Aides/Residential Counselors
    • Paraeducator COMPASS Program
  • Technical Assistance
    • Group meetings
    • Push-in services
    • Co-teaching services
schedule changes professional development cont1
Schedule Changes & Professional Development cont.
  • 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month – Teachers
  • 3rd or 4th Friday of the month – RC/TA
  • 3rd or 4th Friday of the month – Counselors
  • 3rd or 4th Friday of the month – Communication Group
new initiatives changes
New Initiatives/Changes
  • “Life After 4 o’ clock”
    • Ex. “Creative Cuisine with Curt”
  • Power School
    • Training Friday, September 13
  • Workforce Now
  • Dormitory Placement
  • Fire Drill Simulated Trainings
  • NY State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs
    • Investigates abuse and neglect against facilities
  • State Central Registry (SCR)
    • To report allegations of familial abuse and neglect (not ACS)
new initiatives changes cont
New Initiatives/Changes cont.
  • AVS Training Academy
  • Interpreter/VRI
  • Evaluation Committee – CT SDE Requirement
  • Video cameras in all vans/buses
  • Job Postings
    • Tutors
    • Athletic Coaches
    • Others
outreach services
Outreach Services
  • AVS
    • Increased BRS Referrals
    • Rate Change – still waiting for DDS
    • Re-evaluate Fiscal
  • Outreach Education
    • 11 school districts
    • 3 interpreters
  • Birth to Three
    • 74 Families
  • Outreach Audiology
    • 190 children statewide, including two community colleges
student enrollment
Student Enrollment
  • Elementary: 36
  • Middle School: 28
  • High School: 56
  • PACES: 31
  • International Program: 12

Total: 163

  • Withdrawals: 4 (2 PACES girls, 2 Elementary)
social media
Social Media
  • Platforms
    • Facebookwww.facebook.com/asd1817
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Blog
  • How you can help
    • Start by “LIKING” us on Facebook!
    • Send IA photos and snippets of interesting things going on in the classroom and around campus
    • Continue to “like” and “comment”
    • Share your thoughts on interesting content
social media cont
Social Media cont.
  • Facebook
    • Since we launched the page on August 11, we have receives 414 “likes”
    • We are using FB analytics to track what our audience is most interested in
educator of the year
Educator of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
    • Rebecca Peters
  • Residential Counselor of the Year
    • AJ Speranza
  • Teacher Aide of the Year
    • Lisa Turcotte
accolades
Accolades
  • Extended School Year 2013/PACES Summer School
  • Isola Bella Summer camp 2013
    • ACA recertification passed with flying colors!
    • New ropes course
  • Summer Sign Language & Family Open Swim
  • Summer ASL classes at Achievement First
  • PACES Relicensing from DCF Approved through 2015
  • Audit of School Finances
  • New Jersey SDE Approval
  • International continued relationship and 8 new referrals
  • Thank you!
accolades cont
Accolades cont.
  • Carol Peltier received her 092 Certification
  • Kathleen DonAroma received her 092 Certification
  • Noreen Branley earned an advanced degree from St. Joseph College
  • Christa Bolen received $2000 from ING’s Unsung Heroes Program
  • Kristin Feldman is a Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Basketball
  • Cheyenne Rhodes is expecting her second baby any minute
  • Melissa Nelly had a baby boy in July!
important upcoming events
Important Upcoming Events
  • September 9 – Opening of School 10am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • September 17 – Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • September 26 – Curriculum Night / Big E
  • October 5 – Homecoming
  • November 11 – Parent Open House
welcome back bbq 12 00 1 30 patio cafeteria gallaudet clerc education center
Welcome Back BBQ12:00 – 1:30Patio/Cafeteria – Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center