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Student Support

Fall Conference: Coordinating & Collaborating for Student Success

October 12, 2007
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

The objective of this coordinated statewide conference was to inform participants of the various state and federally funded Student Support programs within our unit, share promising strategies, and engage grant recipients (and potential recipients) in a coordinated effort to increase partnerships across programs.

Conference Overview

8:30-10:00 Setting the Stage
Welcome/Overview of the Day
  • Rachelle Engler Bennett, Director of Student Services
That's Me Warm-Up Exercise
All Conference Participants and Student Support Unit Staff:
  • Jenny Caldwell Curtin, Alternative Education and Trauma Sensitive Schools Coordinator
  • Amanda Chisholm, Service-Learning Consultant
  • Peter Cirioni, Supervisor and Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Coordinator
  • Nyal Fuentes, Educational Specialist
  • Peg Helgaard, Academic Support Liaison
  • Kristen McKinnon, Service-Learning Specialist
  • Karyl Resnick, 21st CCLC Program Coordinator
  • Sarah Slautterback, Office for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Specialist
  • Allison Ward, Data Specialist
  • Eileen Wedegartner, Academic Support Liaison
  • Keith Westrich, Connecting Activities Director and Academic Support Liaison
Introduction to the Student Support Unit
  • Stafford Peat, Student and Secondary Support Unit Administrator
Download PDF Document  Download Powerpoint Slide Show KEYNOTE: Coordinating and Collaborating for Student Success
Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success, Fund Code 619/592 Grant Opportunity
  • Nyal Fuentes, Educational Specialist, Student and Secondary Support Unit
10:10-12:15 Coordinated Student Support District Panel & "Collaboration in Action"
  • Framingham
  • Barnstable
  • North Adams
12:15-1:00 Planning Lunch
1:00-3:00 Grant-Specific Meetings
  • Academic Support - Session Handouts
  • Alternative Education / Safe and Supportive Schools
  • Service-Learning
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)


Last Updated: March 5, 2008
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