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Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year
I want to welcome everyone back for the 2014-2015 school year.  We have had a busy summer attending professional development workshops, updating our curriculum and creating new learning opportunities.  A group of committed faculty, administrators, and parents have met to initiate the implementation of technology for students in the classroom.  The mission of this group is to decide the type of technology that will the most beneficial for the students and how to best utilize the resources in the district to accomplish this weighty task.  In the next few weeks more on this endeavor will be shared with the community.
 
Mr. Bonnell, our Chief Technology Officer, had a very busy summer installing the required technology in the elementary and secondary schools in order to equip our teachers to incorporate digital learning into their curriculum.  This is critical as we prepare the students to live in a global society.   Also, a group of a dozen teachers have spent the better part of last year and this summer completing a technology certificate program through Bridgewater State University.  Currently, they are expected to finish their program this fall.   They will serve as the “Trainers” in their buildings assisting their colleagues with a variety of technology.  These same individuals, along with almost another dozen faculty members, volunteered to give professional development sessions, all based in technology, on August 28th.  We strongly believe these workshops demonstrate the district is on its way to a full integration of technology in the curriculum.
 
There are many new curriculum activities that will be implemented during the course of this school year.  One piece I would like to highlight is the continuation of our math program.  As many families are aware, the district piloted EnVision Math two years ago at the elementary level.  Last year we moved to full implementation of the program across grades 1-5.  This fall we will align the math program at the Middle School with the EnVision Program at the elementary level to provide more continuity for the students.  We are confident that this structure will provide students with a richer experience. 
 
As always, we welcome new faculty to the district each September.  Our new faculty is listed below.  Each of them comes to Cohasset with a special skill or talent that we believe will enhance learning in the schools.  The principals, teachers, and administration spent many hours interviewing candidates for the various positions.  We are excited about the future of our schools.  Aside from the stellar faculty, I want to introduce Ms. Mary Buchanan, our new Director of Student Services.  She has been hard at work this summer preparing programs, meeting with parents and observing classrooms in session.  We believe she is an excellent addition to our community.
 
As always, I will be in the buildings on a regular basis observing and speaking with both the faculty and the students.  Their viewpoints are enlightening and help with the fidelity of our programs.  I wish everyone a wonderful school year.
 
 
Barbara J. Cataldo
Superintendent of Schools
 
 
New Faculty
2014-15
Name Column1 Position School
Abigail Arenstam .5 Chorus Teacher HS
David Arruda .6 Music Teacher Osgood
Edward Bembery .5 Content Literacy Teacher Grade 6 MS
Julie Bradford 1.0 Special Education Teacher DH
Kathleen Cerruti 1.0 Librarian/Media Specialist MHS
Mark Craig 1.0 Photography Art Teacher HS
Jerome Crowley Substitute-HS Physics Teacher Maternity HS
Laurie Dolan 1.0 Elementary Team Chair DH
Brittany Foley .66 High School English Teacher HS
Samantha Fortin ESP MS
Anna Green 1.0 Secondary Team Chair MHS
Angeline Hall .5 Spanish Teacher MHS
John Maher ESP MS
Leanne McCarthy 1.0 Adjustment Counselor MHS
Carol McCormack .5 Reading Specialist, Grades 3-5 DH
Allison McCourt ESP MS
Michael Pimental 1.0 Health Teacher MS
Jacqueline Potter 1.0 Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) District
Shannon Scott Speech & Language Pathologist- Maternity Osgood
Lauren St. Andre 1.0 Literacy Specialist Osgood
Gail St. Peter 1.0 Science Teacher MS
Allison Ulmer 1.0 Middle High School Foreign Language Teacher MS
Lisa Welle Malone 1.0 Middle School Science Teacher MS
Jennifer Wiescinski 1.0 Language Base Classroom Teacher MHS
Indigo Young 1.0 Speech and Language Pathologist DHS
FY15 Proposed Operating Budget
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