Attendance Incentive 2017-18 for Salaried and Hourly Employees

Employee Merit/ Attendance Bonus Pay for 2017-18 School year

 The Dearborn School Board will be providing an attendance incentive and merit pay bonus for all employees who have been employed from July 1, 2017 through June 14, 2018. Please be aware that this extra incentive money is a positive program that the district has created in order to reward employees who save the district money through reduction in paid substitutes and who demonstrate a commitment to the students by maintaining excellent attendance. This money is above and beyond any contract compensation rates. All union heads were consulted and were provided with an opportunity to give input regarding this incentive program.

 For 2017-18, the maximum bonus available will double to $1,200.  The time of measurement will expand to encourage attendance for 12 month employees through the summer months.  The district is allowing the use of up to 2 personal business days and 1 funeral day that will not be counted against the incentive.  Employees hired during the school year will be eligible for the incentive but at a reduced rate to account for their partial year employment.

Click here to view 2017-18 Attendance Incentive-Salaried Employees Document

Click here to view 2017-18 Attendance Incentive-Hourly Employees

Elementary Math Specialist Certificate at Wayne State

Math specialists are needed in Michigan schools!

You can contribute valuable knowledge skills for improving mathematics teaching and learning in Michigan schools by earning an Elementary Math Specialist certificate. Wayne State University is the only institution in Michigan offering this program.

 For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Lewis, jmlewis@wayne.edu

Elementary Math Specialist, Introductory Certificate

Required Courses: Take BOTH

MAE 6400 Elementary School: Mathematics Curriculum and Assessment.

MAE 6150: Special topics. Teacher learning and professional development in mathematics education.

Elective Courses: Take at least 2 from the following:

MAE 6450 Integrating Literature and Mathematics in the Elementary School MAT 5180 Geometry for Middle School Teachers.

MAT 5190 Number Theory for Middle School Teachers. MAT 5120 Abstract Algebra for Middle School Teachers. MAT 5130 Problem Solving for Middle School Teachers MAE 6050 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades. MAE 7400  Seminar in Mathematics Education.

MAE 8400 Technology in Mathematics Learning and Teaching. MAE 8550 Theoretical Perspectives on Learning Mathematics.

Elementary Math Specialist,  Advanced  Certificate

In addition to the Introductory Elementary Math Specialist Certificate: Required Course:

MAE 7400    Seminar in Mathematics Education.

 

Elective Courses: Take at least 3 from electives above and here:

MAE 7150    Advanced Studies in Teaching Discrete Mathematics. MAE 7200         Advanced Studies in Teaching Statistics and Probability. MAE 7250   Advanced Studies in Teaching Algebra.

MAE 7300 Advanced Studies in Teaching Geometry. IT 8650 Staff Development and School Improvement. IT  7220    Multimedia for Instruction.

IT 7230    Advanced Multimedia for Instruction.

IT 6140    Designing Web Tools for the Classroom. IT 6230   Internet in the Classroom.

CED 6700    The Role of the Teacher in Guidance. EDA 7600 The Structure of American Education.

EDA 7660     Administrative Leadership in School-Community Relations and Public Relations.

EDA 8630     Supervision

Please click here to check out actual flyer!

Loan Forgiveness

Dear Staff Members,

To help improve your student loan situation and overall financial well-being, our local education agency, Wayne RESA, is partnering with an advisory company, ISLoan Solutions, to educate you and provide options, including loan forgiveness and refinancing, that may help lower, or even eliminate, your payment. All employees with student loans are encouraged to find out if this voluntary benefit can help you. Join your colleagues who have reduced monthly payments by 82% (avg), and expect $80,196 in projected tax-free loan forgiveness.

Click this link: https://wayneresa.myisls.com/register and enter registration code WAYNE

If PSLF makes sense, you will be able to:

  • Immediately lower your monthly student loan payment
  • Reduce your student loan obligation
  • Significantly lower your cost to earn additional degrees
  • Receive a personalized 10-year loan forgiveness plan outlining your projected tax-free savings

Some may be able to lower your payment through the program, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF is not Teacher Loan Forgiveness*). For those who won’t benefit from PSLF, refinancing may work for you. You are under no obligation to use these services or to do anything if you explore the link above.

 

Administrative Hiring Update

Greetings,

Many people have been wondering and asking questions regarding the progress of the administrative hiring process for the 2017-18 school year. The administrative hiring process is in full effect!  Yesterday, May 16th seven candidates for the Elementary Principal positions rotated through four interview committees made up of staff, parents, and community members from Howard Elementary, Snow Elementary, and Lindbergh Elementary.  Top ranking candidates will proceed to the final round interview with the Superintendent and Executive Director of the feeder track.

Spring usually is the busiest time for all of us on many levels. It is also the time we are blessed with warm weather. Please click on the link below to view Dearborn Public Schools Dress Code Memo.

Dress Code Memo

 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Announcement

Please see message below.

For many of you, it’s time to start winding down the school year, and start planning Summer Break 2017.  Wish you could take a break from your student loan payments too?  You can, let ISLoan Solutions show you how! Join other education employees who have reduced monthly payments by 81% (avg), and expect $55,000 in projected tax-free loan forgiveness.

Click this link https://michiganschoolsnh17.myisls.com/register and enter registration code:  MINH17

If PSLF makes sense, you will be able to

  • Immediately lower your monthly student loan payment
  • Reduce your student loan obligation
  • Significantly lower your cost to earn additional degrees
  • Receive a personalized 10-year loan forgiveness plan outlining your projected tax-free savings

Some of you may be able to lower your payment through the program, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF is not Teacher Loan Forgiveness*). For those who won’t benefit from PSLF, refinancing may work for you.

Could a little extra cash make this summer more fun?

Contact us:  1.866.831.5564email or visit isloansolutions.com for more information and success stories.

If you registered with ISLoan Solutions in the past and were told you would not benefit from PSLF, login to your MyISLS portal, and you will be directed to the refinancing option.

 

EDUCATION SPECIALIST IN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OFFERED IN MACOMB COUNTY

Gain your competitive advantage with an Educational Specialist in Leadership degree from Oakland University! Beginning Fall 2017.

Learn more at our interactive open house/information session on April 25 in Clinton Township.

Oakland University will offer an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership degree through its Department of Organizational Leadership within the School of Education and Human Services.

Offered at our Clinton Township location at the Macomb University Center, OU’s post-master’s degree program provides relevant and authentic school-based experiences to prepare you to effectively lead K-12 educational settings. As an informed and reflective school leader, you’ll develop school culture and community, set and maintain institutional aims and standards, build relationships with parents and guide your teachers to ensure student success.

This Ed. S. program sheet provides information on:

  • admissions criteria and requirements
  • schedule/course rotation (22-month cohort program) offered in a hybrid format, including Monday and Saturday classes and online courses
  • program faculty who are specialists in leadership and research – many of whom are former school district practitioners
  • our innovative and cross-cutting theme of mindfulness throughout the program content
  • internship opportunities

RSVP for our information session/open house on April 25, 3 – 5 p.m.

Macomb University Center
44575 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Township
Room 103, University Center 2
(586) 263-6242

Please share this invitation with other educators that might be interested.

For questions, please contact Dr. Christine Abbott in the Department of Organizational Leadership at (248) 370-2636 or cabbott@oakland.edu.

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