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The Board of Education Advisory Councils

Educational Personnel Advisory Council

Council Statement

The Educational Personnel Advisory Council advises the Commissioner and the Board of Education on issues pertaining to all educational personnel. The current focus is on accountability and support for educator quality at every level, specifically in the areas of recruitment and retention, induction and mentoring, preparation program approval, and resources for educators. Advice on the development of programs to prepare new school leaders will be a priority this year.

FY2015-2016 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, October 14, 2015MTA Office - Auburn
Wednesday, February 24, 2016ESE - Malden
Wednesday, June 1, 2016MSSAA/MIAA Office - Franklin

All meetings start at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Agenda

Date:Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time:9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location:MSSAA/MIAA Office - Franklin
1) Welcome and member update(09:30 AM – 09:45 AM)
2) Licensure Office update(09:45 AM – 10:00 AM)
3) Update on the Teach Western Mass project(10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
4) Licensure Working Group discussion(10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
5) Year end recap & planning for the work ahead(12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)

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FY2015-2016 Educational Personnel Advisory Council (EPAC) Members

Ms. Jill FlandersExecutive DirectorMassachusetts Elementary Principals Association
Mr. Todd GazdaSuperintendent Ludlow Public SchoolsMassachusetts Association of School Superintendents
Ms. Desiree IveyDirector of Teacher Training & Recruitment Shady Hill School
Mr. Donald McCallionExecutive DirectorMassachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators
Ms. Kathleen McNamaraPast PresidentMassachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Mr. Daniel MurphyDirector of Ed. Policy & ProgramsAmerican Federation of Teachers, MA
Mr. Richard PearsonAssociate Executive Director; Council ChairMassachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association
Ms. Elizabeth Shevlin TripathiEducational Policy SpecialistMassachusetts Teachers Association

Contact Information

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Liaison

George Sheehan
Office of Educator Licensure
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street - Third Floor
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Phone: 781-338-6660
Fax: 781-338-3391

Last Updated: May 26, 2016
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