Published On: December 18, 2018

Fund for Teachers Applications Open!
As the official start of winter approaches, take a minute to dream about your amazing summer fellowship with Fund for Teachers. Have you thought about applying, but aren’t quite sure how to develop a proposal? Start with inspiration from last year’s fellows. Looking for writing help? We can help you with 1:1 support or general information. Please email Paul for information on how to access these supports. The Boston program is open to BPS teachers who may apply for grants of $5,000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals.

BPS Incentive for Early Notice of Termination
In an effort to assist in early planning and hiring for the 2019-2020 academic year, BPS is once again offering a $1,500 incentive to eligible members of the teachers unit who inform us of their intent to terminate at the end of the school year. The application for the incentive must be submitted by January 11. Submitting the application does not mean you have retired. You must go to the Boston Retirement Department at Room 816 in City Hall to retire. Additionally, submitting the early notification of intent to resign is irrevocable. See this circular for more details.

BPS is looking for your thoughts and feedback on the efficacy of your instructional materials are — information that they’ve committed to sharing back with teachers and principals to help guide curriculum decisions moving forward. The survey should take 10-15 minutes, please click here to take their short survey!

Congratulations to our National Board Certified Teachers
This month, six BTU members achieved National Board Certification, and five educators renewed their certification. Congratulations to all for this achievement which symbolizes your commitment to your students and the teaching profession.

Newly Certified:
Cristie Reich, Brighton High School
Deborah O’Shea, Gardner Pilot Academy
Jessica Gorham, East Boston High School
Emily Trono, English High School
Cristina de Guzman, English High School
Quenna Lalonde, English High School

Laura Rosenfield, John D. O’Bryant
Erin Rua, Curtis Guild
Cindy Muenkel, Harvard-Kent
Wai Chin Ng, Quincy Elementary
Mia Manduca, EMK Health Careers Academy

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