Educational Leadership at JMU: Informational Meeting This Wednesday!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 5 p.m. | Zoom

Is school leadership in your future? James Madison University (JMU) is pleased to host an informational meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including master’s and certificate options, this Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. via Zoom. JMU is planning to start a new cohort in August 2023 for Albemarle County Public Schools and surrounding school divisions. Classes will be held locally, one night per week. Continue reading

ACPS Celebrates Teachers & Classified Employees of the Year

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Last evening’s school board meeting included a ceremony to recognize 53 outstanding educators and classified staff members for their service to our school division. From this select group, Jessica Eisenhauer, a Monticello High School math teacher, was celebrated as Albemarle County Public Schools’ 2022-23 Teacher of the Year, and Pecolia Conner, a teaching assistant and EDEP site facilitator for Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, was selected as the division’s 2022-23 Classified Employee of the Year. Congratulations to all, and best wishes to Jessica as she moves forward as the school division’s nominee for Virginia Teacher of the Year!

Each school and department in the division was invited to nominate a teacher and classified employee for recognition. To read more about Jessica and Pecolia, and to see the full list of nominees, please view our April 14 news release.

There’s Still Time to Apply for a Shannon Grant; Deadline Extended to April 30

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It’s not too late to apply for a Shannon Grant! The Shannon Foundation will continue to accept applications for Level 1 and Level 2 grants through Sunday, April 30. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to fund your creative project idea! Level 1 grants up to $750 will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants up to $5,000 may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. Continue reading

Leveling Up Your Instruction With Technology: Spring PD Series


Educators: As you wrap up the school year, are you looking to refresh your instruction through technology? Interested in earning a professional development (PD) point or two? Join an upcoming PD session! Each hour-long session will provide do-now strategies to enhance instruction, promote digital organization, and develop your best practices when it comes to integrating technology into your classroom.

Register for our spring sessions through the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS)! Use the links below to access the PLMS page for each course. Then, click on the “Sections” tab, then the desired “Section Title,” and then the blue “Register” button. Continue reading

Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University: M.S.Ed., Ed.S. & Ph.D. Cohorts

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The PK-12 Educational Leadership program at Old Dominion University (ODU) offers Master’s (M.S.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees (30 credits) that prepare aspiring leaders for school and division-level administrative positions. The Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership (60 credits) prepares educational leaders for professional positions in PK-12 schools, faculty positions in higher education, research positions, and state and national policy making. Continue reading

2023 ACPS Employee Fundraiser Reminder

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Attention all ACPS employees! As we begin the fourth quarter of the 2022-23 school year, it is essential that we reflect on the four core values of ACPS: equity, excellence, family and community, and wellness. Affirming and empowering our community is one of the goals we have as a school division, and we are proud to work alongside many of the community organizations that serve our students, families and staff here in Albemarle County. With that in mind, we are bringing back our ACPS Employee Fundraiser this spring! This fundraiser seeks to raise funds from our employees to support a local nonprofit that is important to our ACPS family and aligns with our core values. This year, we hope to include some of our student-run projects as well, like empowerHER and Cville Sock Love.

How It Works

This fundraiser is simple:

  1. By by 1 p.m. on Friday, April 14, employees can use our ACPS Employee Fundraiser 2023 Nomination Form to suggest a local nonprofit organization that aligns with our four core values. Continue reading

Special Offer from UVA Athletics: Free Tickets to Home Baseball Game This Saturday!

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UVA Athletics has a special offer for ACPS students, faculty, staff, administrators, and their families: four free tickets to attend the Virginia Cavaliers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers baseball game this Saturday, April 15, at Davenport Field at Disharoon Park! First pitch is at 6 p.m.!

Complimentary tickets, up to four per household, are available on a first come, first served basis. (Additional tickets may be purchased for $7 each in general admission seating.) Click here to get tickets.

If you experience trouble accessing the complimentary tickets, please contact the UVA Athletics Ticket Office during normal business hours at 434-924-8821.

Now Forming 2024-25 Calendar Committee

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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.