TATIANA LERA (foreign language teacher at BJHS) was selected in May 2013 to continue as one of 19 regional teacher leaders for “World Languages in Maine Schools: A Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment Initiative” (reported at the September School Board meeting).
JENNIE DRISCOLL (BHS) and SHARI TARLETON (BJHS) were selected to be teacher leaders for Phase 3 of the Maine Arts Initiative (reported at the August School Board meeting).
EMILY MOLL has published an article titled “Sit Like An Egyptian” based on her work with students. The article appeared in the magazine SCHOOL ARTS – November 2012. To view this article online, go to schoolartsonline.com.
PAUL CARON (from BOC Bulletin (Building Operator Certification)
BOC graduate Paul Cawron always seems to be moving forward. After high school, Caron trained to be a master electrician, both at vocational school and in the U.S. Army, eventually starting his own electrical services business and then branching out into the data and telecom sectors. Always up for a challenge and with a strong background in “making things work,” Caron eventually moved into facilities management, first as director of facilities at Clover Health Care/Continuum in Auburn and then in the K-12 education sector in both the Lewiston and Brunswick school districts.
In talking with Caron, his enthusiasm for his work highlights the obvious facts that he 1) likes to learn, 2) relishes a challenge, and 3) combines #1 and #2 to make things happen. As he states on his informational blog, “I have enjoyed working as a facilities & project director for the past 10 years and my skills have continued to expand and adapt along the way with special focus on energy, security, and budget reductions.”
For the complete article, go to http://www.theboc.info/pdf/BOC-Bulletin-SumFall-2012-web.pdf
JENNIFER DRISCOLL (from the Maine Department of Education)
Jennie Driscoll has been selected to be one of 18 Teacher Leaders for Phase 2 of the Maine Arts Initiative (MAII). The goal of the initiative is to create an environment in Maine where assessment in arts education is an integral part of the work that all arts educators do t6o deepen student learning in the arts. An overview of the initiative is located at: http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com. Maine’s art education blog, located at: http://meartsed.wordpress.com, has several posts that communicate the details.