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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

PARCC Educator Leader Fellows: Request for Nominations

To:Superintendents and Charter School Leaders
From:Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D.
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Date:July 15, 2014

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I invite you to nominate a K-12 candidate to the Massachusetts/PARCC Educator Leader Fellows team being formed by the Partnership for the Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE). An application form Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document and an information sheet are attached for you to forward to your nominee. All applications must be sent to PARCCFellows@doe.mass.edu by Monday, September 22, 2014.

Potential K-12 nominees

We seek exemplary educators who are excited about the content of the Common Core State Standards, already engaged in leadership work around them, actively involved in professional networks, and regarded as leaders by their colleagues. Educators who might be nominated include:

  • Elementary and secondary teachers of English language arts/literacy or mathematics
  • Secondary teachers of other disciplines (history/social science, science and technology/engineering, the arts, physical education, foreign languages, career/technical subjects) who incorporate teaching of literacy or mathematics within their subject area
  • Reading/literacy or mathematics specialists or coaches or librarians
  • Teachers of students with disabilities or English language learners
DHE is also conducting a search for college and university representatives.

Benefits to your district

The Massachusetts PARCC Educator Leader Fellows will give your district access to the most current information about PARCC resources and assessments. This two-year opportunity for one of your district's teacher leaders includes learning with colleagues from other states and national experts, planning activities, and conducting professional development, October 2014 to July 2016.

Please see the attached FAQ for additional information on expectations for Educator Leader Fellows. Fellows receive a stipend and superintendents and charter school leaders may request substitute reimbursements to allow Fellows to complete work beyond their districts.

I hope you will consider nominating an exemplary educator from your district.



Last Updated: July 18, 2014
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