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RTA – Revere Teachers Association

Revere Teachers with Big Ideas for Education

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On August 4 the Massachusetts Teachers Association hosted their third annual Ed Talks program at Summer Conference in Williamstown, and two of the speakers were RTA members!

Congratulations to Nancy Barile and Mary Porter on fantastic talks about engaging and empowering urban students.

Watch the these TED Talk style presentations on the Massachusetts Teachers Association YouTube channel.

Improved Newsletter Sign-up

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Submit your information at revereteachers.org/newsletter to keep up to date with RTA news.

You can use the same form to update your contact information.

Thank You!

December Executive Board Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Visitors
    • Jobs with Justice
  • Adoption of Minutes
  • Reading of Correspondence
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Reports
    • Professional Negotiating Committee
    • Elementary Action Committee
    • Grievance Committee
  • Old Business
    • Climate Survey
    • District Capacity Project (Peer Assistance and Review)
  • New Business
    • Budget Items Outline

Nearby Graduate Cohort

American International College offers Masters Degree and CAGS programs for teachers in one-night-per-week format. These classes meet only when school is in session, not vacations, holidays, summers, or weekends.

There is an informational meeting at Medford High School next week.  Revere has accepted AIC programs in the past, and some members are enrolled in these programs now.  If you decide to attend an AIC cohort, be sure to file a Graduate Program Approval Form with Dr. Kelly before registering for classes – attach the course of studies outline distributed at the info meeting as the program summary.

Medford High School

489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155        

Thurs Dec. 11th @ 3:30 & 4:30

To RSVP or for more information, please call 800-540-9749 or email mattp@graduateprogram.org

 

Programs Offered

  • Professional License – Elementary Ed., Moderate Disabilities, Early Childhood  (Middle/Secondary options also available)
  • Initial License – Elementary Ed., Moderate Disabilities, Early Childhood,
  • Initial License – Middle Ed, Secondary Ed (Subject areas available for Middle & Secondary licensure:

Business, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Math, Spanish and General Science.)

  • Initial License – Reading Specialist
  • School Leadership – Principal/Asst. Principal, SPED Administrator, Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent

Program Highlights  

  • Entire program conducted in or near your school
  • One evening a week, same evening entire program*
  • Finish one course every eight weeks
  • Summer, winter & holiday breaks
  • No weekend classes

MTA Candidate Recommendation Committee

banner_mtaNominations are now open for the election of members to the MTA Candidate Recommendation Committee.

The committee is responsible for making recommendations to MTA members to support candidates for state and federal office. There are currently openings in each of the following congressional districts: District 1, two vacancies; District 3, two vacancies; District 4, one vacancy; District 6, one vacancy; District 7, 2 vacancies; and District 8, one vacancy.

Terms are for three years. Each committee member must reside in the congressional district to be represented.

Any MTA member interested in running for the CRC should contact Maureen Noyes in the MTA Division of Governance and Administration by calling 617.878.8305 or e-mailing mnoyes@massteacher.org to request a nomination form.  The nomination form is also available by visiting the MTA website.

The nomination form and a biographical statement of not more than 100 words must be received by December 30. Those eligible to vote for CRC members are delegates to the past year’s MTA Annual Meeting of Delegates who reside in that congressional district.

Upon request, candidates will be provided with lists of MTA Annual Meeting delegates for their respective congressional districts, along with names and addresses.

If the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of positions to be filled, elections may be waived and the candidates declared elected to the positions in question.

Ballots including the candidates’ biographical statements will be mailed to the electorate on the first Friday in February (Feb. 6) and must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in February (Feb. 27).

Candidates who are elected via the ballot process or the election waiver will start their terms on March 15.

Members of the CRC are eligible to be elected for two consecutive three-year terms. In no event can a person hold one of these positions for more than six consecutive years.

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