Marygrove College Announcement


With the passage of the 3rd Grade Reading Law in Michigan, every school will need teachers with additional training in reading and literacy.

Marygrove College offers online programs that can prepare teachers and set them apart from the rest:

  • Master of Education in Reading/Reading Specialist degree,
  • Master in the Art of Teaching degree with a concentration in Elementary Reading and Literacy, and
  • The stand-alone MDE-required course, Reading 510.

There is still time to apply and enroll for the Winter ’18 semester.

Marygrove College has provided innovative, values-based graduate programs for over 50 years. Our online programs are convenient and affordable.

For more information on:

For information on all our Education programs, including Educational Leadership and Educational Technology, please visit

Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College

Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College

The Alternative Route to Certification program at Schoolcraft College allows those who have a Bachelor’s degree to become certified in as little as one semester. There are some other requirements set forth by the state as well in order to be accepted (pg. 2 of the District brochure). This program includes those who may already have a teacher certification, but would like an additional certification. The only certifications that we are unable to grant through the ARC program at this time are in Early Childhood and Special Education. Schoolcraft College is also hosting an informational open house on November 15 (flier attached). Anyone interested in attending should contact Kelly Rummel to RSVP at 734-462-7375   or

For more information regarding the application and tuition, you can visit the website:

Application and Tuition Information

ARC Brochure for STUDENTS 9-17 

ARC Open House Invitation NOVEMBER 2017

ARC Brochure for Districts. 9-17

Employee Loan Forgiveness Program

Dear Staff Members,

Wayne RESA has partnered with ISLoan Solutions, a student loan advisory company, to help improve your student loan situation and achieve overall financial well-being.

They educate you and provide options, for loan forgiveness and refinancing, that may help lower, or even eliminate, your payment. Individuals are saving an average of 82%on their monthly student loan payments and are projected to receive an average of$98,037 in tax-free loan forgiveness.


Enter code: WAYNE to learn more

Some of you may be able to lower your payment through Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF is not Teacher Loan Forgiveness*). For those of you who won’t benefit from PSLF, refinancing may work for you. After registering and answering a few simple questions, if PSLF does not make sense, you will be directed to their refinancing option.  Do not refinance your loans until you find out if PSLF makes sense for you FIRST.  Doing so will make you ineligible for future student loan forgiveness.

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

Questions, or trouble logging in? Call 1.513.645.5400email or visit their website at for more information and success stories.

Educator Effectiveness Ratings

Action Required to Ensure your State Evaluation Data is Accurate for Certificate Progression

All Dearborn Schools Teachers are encouraged to:

  • Log in to your MOECS account.
  • Check to ensure that your evaluation data matches your personal records for the past five years and that all data is reported.
  • If there is a discrepancy, contact Nada Alamaddine in Human Resources to submit a data appeal.
  • Check back to see your corrected data in MOECS.

    Be proactive! The window for appeal closes December 1, 2017.

Adult Education Teachers Needed

Dearborn Public Schools is looking for qualified English Language Transition Teachers. Please share this information with families, friends, and colleagues.

ELT–English Language Transition
  • Certified Teacher needed to teach ELL and GED to 16-18 year students that don’t have enough credits to graduate but are not proficient in the English language to be able to take the GED test.
  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Salina Intermediate
  • 2 semesters–follow the district’s calendar
  • $23/hour per AE union contract

Form more information, please contact the Adult Education Department at 313-827-1900.

Marygrove College Graduate School Programs


Marygrove College offers a variety of Graduate school programs that be of interest to you:

The following are online graduate programs; those marked with an * are only available to certified school teachers:

  1. the Master in the Art of Teaching Program.*
  2. the Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program.*
  3. the Master of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.*
  4. the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program.*
  5. the School Administrator Graduate Certificate Program.*
  6. the Master of Education in Reading & Literacy: Reading Specialist Program.*
  7. the Master of Education in Educational Technology Program.
  8. the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Program.
  9. the Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Program.
  10. Marygrove College is also an approved Site for the Reading Diagnostics course: RDG 510 to meet Lansing’s requirement to move from a provisional to a professional teaching certificate! Request additional information from the Graduate Admissions Counselor.

The following are on-campus and hybrid graduate programs; those marked with an *are only available to certified school teachers:

  1. the hybrid Master of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Specific Learning Disabilities.*
  2. the hybrid Specific Learning Disabilities Endorsement Program.* Request additional information from the Graduate Admissions Counselor.
  3. the on-campus Master of Education Plus Teacher Certification Program.
  4. the on-campus Master of Arts in Social Justice Program.

In the meantime, if you have not yet done so, here are a few additional links that you may review:

Points of Admission: The following Programs have a session starting next on October the 30th, 2017Master in the Art of Teaching ProgramMaster of Arts in Human Resource Management ProgramHuman Resource Management Graduate Certificate Program; and Reading Diagnostics course: RDG 510.

The following Programs have a session starting next on January the 7th, 2018Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement ProgramMaster of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Autism Spectrum DisordersMaster of Arts in Educational Leadership ProgramSchool Administrator Graduate Certificate ProgramMaster of Education in Reading & Literacy: Reading Specialist ProgramMaster of Education in Educational Technology ProgramMaster of Education in Special Education Program with a concentration in Specific Learning Disabilities; Specific Learning Disabilities Endorsement Program; and Master of Education Plus Teacher Certification Program.

The following Program admits only for the early September semester (therefore, it will not start until early September of 2018): Master of Arts in Social Justice Program.

If you any questions, you can contact Mr. Steven Coddington either via email at or via phone at 1-313-927-1821.

Wayne State Doctor of Ed Leadership Announcement

A new Doctor of Education (Ed D) Cohort in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with a focus on K–12 education, is planned for Winter 2018.  A cohort provides the opportunity for a group of students to work together in a collaborative environment, build relationships and develop professional networks. The program will take place on the WSU Main Campus in Detroit.


There will be an informational Webinar online Wednesday, September 27th at 4:00 pm that will describe the program and offer an opportunity to ask questions about the program.  RSVP at the following and a link to the webinar will be provided.

If you have any questions, please email Carla Harting at or call  at 313-577-1675 (work) or734-497-4443 (cell).




Educator Effectiveness Appeals Window

Good Afternoon,
We received an announcement last week that the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) has opened a window between September 1, 2017 through December 1, 2017 to make corrections to evaluation submitted incorrectly.
Please check your evaluation ratings online on the MOECS site and make sure that we have the correct ratings for you.
If your evaluation rating is correct, you do not need to do anything.
If your evaluation rating is incorrect, please email me the school year, the incorrect rating, and the actual rating for that school year. I will confirm, change on the website, and send you an email to confirm that it is completed.
Please remember that we will be unable to make any corrections after the window closes.
Thank you,
Nada Alamaddine

Degree Lane Changes & Extra Pay Stipend Schedule & Other

Degree Lane Changes 
Degree lane changes submitted to HR between March 2, 2017 by October 1, 2017 will be paid retroactively on October 27, 2017.   Degree lane changes submitted to HR between October 2, 2017 and March 1, 2018 will be paid retroactively on March 16, 2018.  
Extra Pay Stipend Payment Schedule – Letter Of Agreement

The Dearborn Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as the Board), and the Dearborn Federation of Teachers (hereinafter referred to as the Union), whereas the above mentioned parties agree as follows:

To increase accuracy and reduce the processing errors due to changes in staff assignments, non-athletic extra pay assignment stipends will be paid twice each year in January and June.

Since payments are generated via an auto-pay system frequent errors occurred.  Following are examples of errors that have resulted in teachers not receiving the stipend and/or teachers being required to repay the District after being paid inaccurately.    

  • Teachers assigned to an extra pay position and going on FMLA or becoming an administrative intern. Schools submit this information to HR in the beginning of the year.  However, HR does not always receive updated information as extra pay assignments unexpectedly change.

  • Teachers and administrators have verbal agreements to split an assignment, but this isn’t reflected on the stipend sheet submitted to HR.  

This agreement will apply until the expiration of the 2013-18 contract.  

Middle School Faculty Managers

Athletic Directors at middle schools were an optional extra pay assignment during the 2016-17 school year. This option has been eliminated and replaced with a Faculty Manager, which is not an extra pay assignment option. Principals should give their staff an opportunity to apply directly to them. If positions are not filled by a building staff member, the position will be posted to the DFT via HR. See below for a description of the Faculty Manager position. Please note other additional extra pay assignments have been added to the DFT (7th grade volleyball, 7th grade boys basketball, & 7th grade girls basketball).
Middle School Activity Manager – $1,600 Stipend – Job Requirements
  1. Responsible for set-up and take-down of all home athletic events.  This includes entrance and exit of teams and officials.

  2. Required to attend any event that is played at high school facilities.  While there, serve as game manager, and facility supervisor.

  3. Required to attend all city meets.

  4. Communicate with the principal regarding any issues related to game management.

  5. Communicate any referee/official concerns by email to the District Athletic Director.

  6. This assignment and the stipend amount can be split between multiple staff members at the discretion of the principal.

  7. Other non-athletic activity assignment may be requested at the principal’s discretion.

 Principals:  HR will be sending you the extra pay assignment sheets in the next week or two.  

Memos Regarding Wages for Dearborn Public Schools Employees


Please click on the links below to view the Memos sent out by Ms. Maysam Alie-Bazzi, Executive Director, Human Resources and Student Services regarding the wages for all Dearborn Public Schools employees for the 2017-18 school year.





Memo Regarding Wages Increase -Non-Union / Salaried




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