MASSP is pleased to congratulate the 2015-16 President-Elect, Tracy Wilson, who is currently in her fourth year as Principal at Grand Haven High School. Tracy will serve a three-year term leading the Association's Board of Directors.
One of the most popular sections of MASSP's old printed newsletter listed retirements and job changes. While the paper mailing maybe gone, we still felt it was good practice to continue announcing this good news! So, every year around this time, we ask you to share this information in order to spread the word and keep the MASSP membership informed. We've dedicated a portion of the website called Members on the Move.
Are you or another MASSP member making a move?
The Topic: Finishing the School Year Strong
Being an educator in the late spring can be extremely challenging. This week lets talk about how we finish our school year and what things we can do to keep our students engaged in learning. Additionally, we can share fun or innovative ways to run end of the year including honors nights, ceremonies, graduation, class/staff parties, etc… We hope you will join us on Monday for a helpful chat on how to finish the year strong!
This week's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability from MDE's Division of Accountability Services contained several pieces of information that Principals will want to be aware of. Not the least of these: MDE has committed to getting schools preliminary M-STEP results within approximately 2 weeks of the close of each testing window.
If there was a theme this week in education politics in Lansing it was that when all was said and done, there was a lot more said than done. There were early rumors that the full Senate might be voting on SB 103, a stripped-down educator evaluation bill that passed the Senate Education Committee last week, but no vote came. The House Education committee was slated to start debate on educator evaluations this week by taking background testimony from MDE (about the history of the issue) and from Clark Hill attorney Barb Ruga (about the legalese of the issue), but that was canceled.