Congratulations to Maura Sedgeman for receiving the 2017 impact award! Maura was nominated by team members for her unwavering dedication to students and staff and was one of the winners chosen by a panel. Yay Maura!
The Impact award recognizes staff members who demonstrate the Dearborn Public School District’s Core Values and are consistently professional, personable and polite as they work with students, contribute to the classroom environment, and provide overall customer service in a variety of roles.
After 43 dedicated years, Maura Sedgeman bids an affectionate farewell. Everyone has nothing but amazing things to say about Maura. So many of us have been inspired by this outstanding educator. She’s truly remarkable!
Thank you for everything you’ve done for the students of Dearborn Public Schools directly and indirectly.
Here’s wishing you a very happy retirement Maura 🙂
And…We pulled off the surprise!!!
We had another successful district parent meeting for new families in Dearborn Public Schools. Representatives from Member Focus shared the different credit services they provide. The next session on “Know Your Rights” was led by two local attorneys and was the group’s most meaningful session. Syrian American Rescue Network (SARN) followed with more information to assist families. Thank you to all that participated!
ELD Specialists lead round table demonstrations where they shared English Language Development strategies to use when working with English Learners. The strategies focused on 1) Oral Language Development, 2) Phonics and Word Work, 3) Guided Reading and 4) Structured Writing. A big thank you to everyone who shared their expertise.
Title I staff participated in a workshop on culturally responsive instruction. The session included 1) an overview on developing cultural proficiency, 2) what teachers should know about economically disadvantaged students and 3) an examination between home and school cultures. Many participants expressed their gratitude for the “eye-opening” workshop.
On Friday, March 24th, MSU students from the Global Educators Program (GEP) led by Dr. Margo Glew visited Dearborn. The yearly visits to Dearborn have been a very positive experience for the students and a highlight of the program. They spent their day visiting classrooms and then gathered at ASC for a culminating task and reflection. The focus was on positive classroom environments, instructional strategies, student engagement and parental involvment. Thank you to the staff at Edsel Ford HS, Salina Intermediate, McCollough-Unis, Henry Ford, Geer Park and Miller for opening their doors.
“Thank you SO MUCH for your hospitality and hard work setting up the school visits. Several students have told me that ‘older’ GEP students have encouraged them to take advantage of this trip opportunity because it is truly a highlight of their time at MSU! It is always a really big day of learning and new insights. Thank you so much for making that happen for our future educators.” -Dr. Margo Glew
Western Michigan University has approached us with a wonderful opportunity. The University is offering a scholarship program for a Dearborn/Detroit cohort. There is an informational meeting scheduled on March 20th at 3:00 for secondary and 4:00 for elementary. The meeting will be at ASC in room 12.
Dearborn Public School staff represented at this year’s 2017 NABE conference.