Only a few seats remain in our Responsive Classroom for Support Staff workshop scheduled for Friday, September 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lakeside Middle School. This session is for teaching assistants and EDEP staff. Participants will be compensated their hourly rate and lunch will be provided. Click here to learn more about what to expect in this one-day workshop.
Mark your calendar! Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Monday, November 6. Programming will consist of sessions facilitated by visiting educators as well as ACPS teachers and administrators. We are especially excited that Making Connections 2023 will again include opportunities for support staff to participate in professional learning! Sessions for instructional staff will be hosted at Monticello High School, while sessions for support staff will be offered at Albemarle High School.
The Paramount Theater cordially invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on Thursday, August 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2023-24 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees are welcome! An RSVP is encouraged: Please RSVP to Cathy von Storch at 434-293-1000 or email@example.com.
Have you considered taking the next step in your career and becoming a teacher? We have a special opportunity for classified employees who already have a bachelor’s degree to become a special education teacher this fall. Taking this step means being placed on the teacher pay scale and, once provisional licensure is obtained, becoming the teacher of record in a classroom. The division will financially support the coursework required for full special education licensure! Continue reading
Are you interested in helping support students who are experiencing mental health challenges? Albemarle County Public Schools is excited to offer three Mental Health First Aid training opportunities this July 25, 26 and 27… available to all staff!
Mental Health First Aid helps individuals assist someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Continue reading
Save the date! The Paramount Theater will host their annual Teacher Reception on Thursday, August 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This special event will provide an opportunity to meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2023-24 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees will be welcome! Stay tuned: Invitation to follow in early August! Continue reading
The Office of Professional Development is excited to announce a variety of professional learning opportunities for staff this June, July and August! Course offerings include required professional development as well as choice-based professional learning opportunities. Course details are now available through our Professional Development: Summer 2023 Opportunities Courses web page! Please visit the page often, as we will continue adding new courses and updating course details as they are finalized. Continue reading
Throughout the spring semester, the Employee Voice and Action Committee (EVAAC) has been evaluating several issues related to working conditions for ACPS employees. At this point, we would like to share an update on our work pertaining to personal leave, which is earned by 10- and 11-month employees. (This should not be confused with annual leave, which is earned by 12-month employees.) In addition to sharing this update, we are asking 10- and 11-month employees for input to guide our next steps. Continue reading
Attention all staff: We are starting our 2024-25 calendar development process! If you are interested in participating on the Calendar Committee, please email Jamie Gellner. We are looking for a diverse group of voices: elementary staff, secondary staff, school administrators, classified staff, students, and families. The first meeting will be Tuesday, April 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom.