TO: All Staff (Certified & Classified)
RE: In-service / Professional Development
Welcome back to the 2015 – 2016 school year. It is my hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer and ready for an exciting and successful year. I am honored and humbled to be appointed as the interim superintendent for Esmeralda County Schools.
As your educational partner, I share your deep commitment to ensure every student is inspired, challenged, and engaged in a vibrant educational environment with Esmeralda County Schools each and every day. Effective instruction for all students requires an unwavering focus and a commitment to working together in order to increase student performance. In partnership, Esmeralda County Schools, Board of Trustees, teachers, administrators, staff, and our families can create that educational environment by nurturing and inspiring each student in our district toward fulfilling his or her dream.
In an effort to ensure faculty and staff effectiveness, our professional development kick-off session for the opening of school will commence Monday, August 3rd and conclude Thursday, August 6th. Friday, August 7th will be used as a regular Teacher Workday. All certified staff will be required to attend all PD Kick-Off sessions at their regular rate of pay. All classified staff are required to attend the PD Kick – Off session for Thursday and work during the Friday Teacher Workday at their regular pay rate.
The schedule for the Professional Development Kick – Off sessions is listed below (Agendas will be available each day at the beginning of each session):
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE WILL BE NO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
Monday, August 3rd: Meet and Greet superintendent reception 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM (Location: District Office, Goldfield, Nevada)
Monday, August 3rd: Superintendent Engagement Conferences with all certified staff and District Administrative Cabinet members beginning
at 9:45 AM. Each conference will last approximately 30 – 45 minutes (Location: District Office, Goldfield, Nevada)
Tuesday, August 4th: Fusing Instructional Reading and Literacy Strategies with Instructional Technology for Effective Lesson Planning and Direct Instruction (8AM – 4PM) (Location: Goldfield Elementary School, Goldfield, Nevada)
Wednesday, August 5th: Everyday Math Professional Development (8AM – 4PM) (Location: Dyer Elementary School, Dyer Nevada)
Thursday, August 6th: POOL PACT/EPI PIN Training – Human Resources Development Training – District Expectations, Shared Imperatives, Core Values, and District Goals for the 2015 – 2016 School Year (8AM – 4PM) (Location: Dyer Elementary, Dyer Nevada)
All staff will receive a superintendent engagement conference notification form from the district office which will consist of the date, time, and location of your conference.
I look forward to an impactful, successful, and prosperous school year with Esmeralda County Schools.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Terry Oliver at the district office at 775 – 485 – 6382 or the superintendent via email at email@example.com.
As always, thank you for all you do for Esmeralda County Schools! Enjoy the remainder of your summer vacation!
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed. S., Superintendent of Schools