Twenty-two Wyandotte educators have been named teacher leaders for the 2012-13 school year.
The teachers will take on the additional role, with each being assigned to focus on specific academic disciplines, such as math or science. Duties performed will be similar to those of an academic department head.
Curriculum leaders were named at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
Having the leaders at all three levels helps to establish consistency in the overall education offered by the district, Superintendent Carla Harting said.
“We really feel that we need something K-12 … to make sure that (a) curriculum starts in kindergarten and leads through 12th grade,” she said.
The teachers have already begun meeting with . Under her direction, the teachers will work to develop and implement a curriculum plan, as well as assist with the professional growth of their colleagues.
A $1,000 stipend will be paid to each of the 22 teachers and all pertinent work will be done during after-school hours and during the summer.
The original plan called for 19 teacher leaders being named, but officials increased it to 22 in order to put an additional focus on the district's special education needs.
Those named as teacher leaders are:
- Tina Asher, Art
- Lauren Barrett, The Lincoln Center
- Melissa Becker, Roosevelt High School social studies
- William Bolton, The Lincoln Center
- Greg Brovont, Wilson Middle School science
- Joe Condon, Madison School
- Harold Delaney, World languages
- Kathy Ebrahimi, Roosevelt High School science
- Crystal Eskin, Elementary ELA
- Robin Gillis, Jo Brighton Skills Center
- Brett Greene, Wilson Middle School math
- Crystal Holmes, Madison School
- Kathy Kane, Music
- Rob Keast, Wilson Middle School English language arts
- Denise Knapp, Elementary social studies
- Maria Lanstra, Elementary science
- Kelly Lomas, Roosevelt High School ELA
- Colleen Minor, Physical education
- George Purdu, Wilson Middle School social studies
- Nicolle Riopelle, Elementary math
- Joanna Secco, Roosevelt High School math
- Jenna Waters, Special education