Superintendent Office Hours for Week of May 13, 2018

Good Morning, Reading Public School Community and Happy Mother’s Day!

If you have any questions about the Reading Public Schools, we encourage you to attend Superintendent of Schools John Doherty’s office hours over the next few weeks or feel free to schedule a time when we can meet.  The office hours for next week is as follows:

Superintendent Office Hours For Weeks of May 13, 2018

5/17 Superintendent’s Office, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

5/18 RMHS, 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools administration offices at 781-944-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!

Take care.

 

Superintendent Office Hours for Week of May 6, 2018

Good Afternoon, Reading Public School Community,

If you have any questions about the Reading Public Schools, we encourage you to attend Superintendent of Schools John Doherty’s office hours over the next few weeks or feel free to schedule a time when we can meet.  The office hours for next week is as follows:

Superintendent Office Hours For Weeks of May 6, 2018

5.8.18    7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Birch Meadow

5.10.18  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Joshua Eaton

5.11.18  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Barrows

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools administration offices at 781-944-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!

Take care.

 

Pathways Newsletter for Week of May 6, 2018

Good Afternoon, Reading Public School Community,

I hope all is well and you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.  Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Pathways Newsletter.  This week’s edition contains the following articles and information:

  1. A thank you letter to our teachers
  2. Reading Memorial High School Principal Announcement
  3. STEM Coordinator Announcement
  4. Coolidge PTO and Wellness Team to host movie, All of Me
  5. An article from Psychology Today on Life Lessons
  6. RMHS High Fives for the Week
  7. Parker Presentation on Vaping Prevention
  8. Coolidge Celebrates National Lunch Heroes
  9. School Committee Members Participate on the MASC Day on the Hill
  10. Coolidge Science Olympiad Team visits State House
  11. Stepping Stones
  12. Blazing Trails

Good luck to our teachers who are running in the Colleen Ritzer 5K Road Race in Andover tomorrow!

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!  Take care.

Pathways Newsletter V4N33

RMHS Principal Announcement

The Reading Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kathleen Boynton has been appointed as the new Principal of Reading Memorial High School, effective July 1st. Kathleen is currently an Assistant Principal at Bedford High School in Bedford, Massachusetts.  She is currently in a Doctoral program at UMass Lowell and has a Master of Arts in Secondary Education/History from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University.  Earlier in her career, Kathleen was a Program Co-Leader for the Brookline Global Leadership Academy for Brookline High School, and she was an Instructional Resource Specialist for the History and Social Studies Departments and a History and Social Science Teacher at Brockton High School.  In addition to her strong content and instructional background, Kathleen has been the lead Assistant Principal for the STEP full inclusion program for students with social and emotional disabilities and the Lighthouse program for students transitioning to school from long absences at Bedford High School.

We want to thank you for the feedback that we have received over the last few days regarding the search and open microphone sessions.  Your perspectives were very helpful and helped us in the decision making process.

Please welcome Kathleen to the Reading Public Schools!

 

 

 

Superintendent Office Hours for Week of April 29, 2018

Good Afternoon, Reading Public School Community,

If you have any questions about the Reading Public Schools, we encourage you to attend Superintendent of Schools John Doherty’s office hours over the next few weeks or feel free to schedule a time when we can meet.  The office hours for next week is as follows:

Superintendent Office Hours For Weeks of April 29, 2018

4.30.18  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.   Superintendent’s Office

5.3.18    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Coolidge

5.4.18    7:30 – 8:30 p.m.   Birch Meadow

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools administration offices at 781-944-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!

Take care.

 

Pathways Newsletter for the Week of April 29, 2018

Good Afternoon, Reading Public School Community,

I hope all is well and you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.  Below is the link to this week’s Pathways Newsletter.  In this week’s edition, you will find the following:

  • Town Meeting Passes School Department Budget
  • RMHS Principal Finalists Announced
  • Coolidge PTO and Wellness Team to Show Documentary, All of Me
  • An article from Edutopia on Accommodating Students with Dyslexia
  • RMHS High Fives For the Week
  • Classic Repertory Theater Visits RMHS
  • RMHS Student Completes Eagle Scout Project at Parker
  • Stepping Stones
  • Blazing Trails

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!

Take care.

Pathways Newsletter V4N32

RMHS Principal Finalists Announced

Over the last several weeks, we have been conducting a second search for the next Principal at Reading Memorial High School.  Twenty candidates applied for the position during the second round and the Reading Memorial High School Principal Screening Committee interviewed seven candidates from that pool in a series of day long interviews last Tuesday.  As a result of those interviews, the Screening Committee forwarded to Superintendent of Schools John Doherty three candidates who were well qualified to become the next Principal at RMHS.  Those three candidates went through a second round of interviews on Thursday.

The Reading Public Schools is pleased to announce that the following three candidates are finalists for the position of RMHS Principal:

  • Kathleen Boynton-Kathleen is currently an Assistant Principal at Bedford High School in Bedford, Massachusetts.  She is currently in a Doctoral program at UMass Lowell and has a Master of Arts in Secondary Education/History from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University.

 

  • William Evans-William is currently the Principal at North Brookfield Junior and Senior High School in North Brookfield, Massachusetts.  He has a Master of Education in English Education at New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Psychology from Roger Williams University.

 

  • Bryan Lombardi-Bryan is currently the Principal of Northampton High School in Northampton, Massachusetts.  He has a Masters of Social Work with a Major in Clinical Social Work from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Bridgewater State University.

Copies of their resumes are below.  On Tuesday, May 1st, the candidates will be interviewed by the Community in an Open Microphone Session, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the RMHS Schettini Library Media Center.  The interview sessions will be as follows:

  • 6:00 p.m.       Kathleen Boynton
  • 6:30 p.m.       William Evans
  • 7:00 p.m.       Bryan Lombardi

The candidates will also have an open microphone session with staff on Tuesday afternoon and will be part of a site visit to Reading Memorial High School on Wednesday which will include a tour of the school, interviews with students, interviews with the District Leadership Team, and interviews with the Department Heads.

All are welcome to attend the Community Open Microphone Session.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Reading Public Schools Administration Offices at 781-944-5800.

Kathleen Boynton_(redacted) Resume

William Evans_(redacted) Resume

Bryan Lombardi_(redacted) Resume

Superintendent Office Hours for Week of April 22, 2018

Good Morning, Reading Public School Community,

If you have any questions about the Reading Public Schools, we encourage you to attend Superintendent of Schools John Doherty’s office hours over the next few weeks or feel free to schedule a time when we can meet.  The office hours for next week is as follows:

Superintendent Office Hours For Weeks of April 22, 2018

4.23.18  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Superintendent’s Office

4.25.18  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Parker

4.27.18  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Killam

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools administration offices at 781-944-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!

Take care.

 

Pathways Newsletter for Week of April 22, 2018

Good Morning, Reading Public School Community,

We hope all is well and you are enjoying your vacation week and weekend!  Attached is this week’s Pathways Newsletter.  In this week’s edition, we have the following articles and updates:

  • ArtsFest an Amazing Success!
  • RMHS Principal Search Update
  • Reading Education Foundation Awards Over $60,000 in grants
  • A Marshall Memo article on Young Adolescents 101
  • An Edutopia article on Supporting Students with Chronic Trauma
  • April 13th Professional Development
  • Parker Students Attend ADL Leadership Conference
  • Killam Students Read All 25 MBCA Books
  • RMHS Girls Track Teams Support Killam Teacher Who Ran In Boston Marathon for Dana Farber
  • Stepping Stones
  • Blazing Trails

We are entering the home stretch of the school year.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead!

Pathways Newsletter V9N31

Superintendent Office Hours for Week of April 8, 2018

Good Morning, Reading Public School Community,

If you have any questions about the Reading Public Schools, we encourage you to attend Superintendent of Schools John Doherty’s office hours over the next few weeks or feel free to schedule a time when we can meet.  The office hours for next week is as follows:

Superintendent Office Hours For Weeks of April 8, 2018

 

4.11.18  12:15 – 1:15 p.m.   Birch Meadow

4.13.18  7:15 – 8:18 a.m.     RMHS

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools administration offices at 781-944-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead!

Take care.