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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Accomplishments

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    Miller

    Dr. Susan C. Miller, History Teacher
    Middleborough High School

    Dr. Susan Miller began her career in education in Washington State. Employed for the Clover Park School District, Susan taught history during the day and Citizenship for the evening division. Susan received national recognition as she wrote and implemented a federal grant program that addressed the high rate of reported child abuse in Pierce County. In addition, Susan was selected for an externship program for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and developed lessons related to consumer education from her experiences in the office of consumer protection.

    Susan began her teaching experience in Massachusetts with her employment in 1993 as a history teacher for Middleborough Public Schools. Susan worked as an inclusion specialist and received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Simmons College. In addition to her experiences in history education, Susan worked toward having the students develop a connection with the content and local issues. As a Wright Fellow for Tufts University, Susan developed national lesson plans in government as she used Middleborough as the focus of a case study for the local/state/and federal approaches to environmental issues. Susan received her C.A.G.S. and her Doctorate from Johnson & Wales University.
     
    As a volunteer, Susan worked for the New Bedford National Park Service, The New Bedford Sea Chantey Chorus and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. At the high school level, Susan has developed a partnership with local historical organizations. Students from the high school created an oral history project “Middleborough High School Reflects on 9/11” where the video and the transcripts were recognized by the 9/11 Museum. Susan has been an active officer for the Southeastern Council of the Social Studies. At the high school level Susan coordinated the Academic Support Grants and coordinated the 6-12 Mentors/Proteges.
     
    Susan Miller was introduced to history as a John Jay High School student as she volunteered for the John Jay Homestead. As a volunteer, Susan saw the power of an individual. Susan believes that history educators have a challenging role. On a daily basis, it is the educator who constantly must echo and re-echo the same message.
     
    History matters!

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  • Geoghegan

    MassCUE's Pathfinder Award Awarded To:

    Martin Geoghegan is a highly regarded principal worthy of the MassCUE's Pathfinder Award in recognition of his visionary leadership in the field of educational technology.  Marty's efforts have gone "above and beyond" in providing inspiration to other administrators and educators. Marty has been a leader to adopt a one-to-one BYOD initiative at John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School. He is in the process of implementing a district owned device for one-to-one. He has offered courses for his teachers and modeled the use of technology at his faculty meetings and in-service days. In addition, Marty has served on many boards and committees to extend his knowledge and leadership beyond Middleborough Public School District. He has been recognized by MassCUE as the Featured Educator of the Month (May 2015). He has enhanced communication with parents, community and staff through the school website, blog, Twitter, newspaper articles, School Council, and district meetings. He has served on Middleborough's District Technology Committee for four years.

    Marty models and promotes the effective use of technology in the day-to-day execution of duties; provides exceptional leadership in supporting the integration of technology into the curriculum; and promotes, models, and establishes policies for safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology. An example of this includes the Internet Safety workshop presented by Joani Geltman, MSW, who has worked as a Therapist, Parenting Coach, and Consultant for 30 years, on the topic entitled “Sexting, Texting, and Social media, what is a Parent to Do?” Marty offered this workshop in April 2016 at his school for parents, teens, preteens and future teens to provide knowledge, insight and practical strategies regarding Internet Safety.

    The three different aspects of leadership which have been observed in Marty include his Coaching, Pace-setting and Democratic style. Marty's Coaching style is in the form of "Try this" encouraging his staff to improve performance and develop their strengths. His Pace-setting style sets high standards for performance as he asks his staff to try what he is modeling. For instance, try using a blog or Twitter to communicate with parents or students. His Democratic style forges consensus through participation. He collaborates with his professional learning communities to build consensus or get input from his staff.

    Recognition/Presentations/Courses

    Nominated for 2016 & 2017 Massachusetts Middle School Principal of Year (2015 and 2016)

    MassCUE Featured Educator of the Month (May, 2015)

    Presentations and Courses Taught:

    "Beyond the LLP: Assistant Principal, Your First Move to Administration" -- Presentation to LLP Class of 2005 as well as at MSSAA Summer Institute (2005)

    "Friday Memo for Improved School Culture" -- MSSAA Summer Institute (2013)

    "Twitter:  The Power of the Hashtag for Administrators" -- MSSAA Summer Institute (2014)

    "Twitter:  The Power of the Hashtag for Teachers" -- Middleborough Public Schools (Sept. - Nov. 2014)

    LearnLaunch Conference Advisory/Planning Board -- January, 2015

    LearnLaunch Conference Principal's Hot Seat Moderator/Presenter -- January, 2015

    "Twitter: The Power to Brand, Communicate, and Learn" -- MSSAA Summer Institute (2015)

    Presentation with LearnLaunch on Teachers’ EdTech Needs -- MassCUE (October, 2015)

    LearnLaunch Conference Advisory/Planning Board -- January, 2016

    LearnLaunch Conference Principal's Hot Seat Moderator/Presenter and Personalized Learning Panel -- January, 2016

    Founder and head moderator of #MSSAAchat on second Tuesday of each month (since January 2015)

    Professional Associations, Memberships, and Committees                                                                                      

    MASCD Executive Board Member (since 2011) and President (since 2015)

    Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association (MSSAA)

    •             Board of Directors (2015)

    •             Middle Level Committee Chair (2015) and Member (since 2006)

    •             Educational Policy Committee

    •             Ad Hoc Technology Committee

    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

    ASCD Leader to Leader (ASCDL2L)

    National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

    Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

    New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS)

    Massasoit League of Middle School Principals

    Edutopia

    LearnLaunch Conference Planning Board (September through January 2015)

    Marty is a dedicated administrator who values technology and how it can transform teaching and learning. He is a constant advocate for change that supports student learning. I highly recommend Marty for the MassCUE Pathfinder Award.


     

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  • WROR Award

    Sachems Marching Band

    Named WROR High School Marching Band of the Week!

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