Teaching Assistants Survey


Attention Teaching Assistants: ACPS Human Resources (HR) has developed a short survey to help us find out the level of education our current teaching assistants have attained. Also, based on federal requirements that determine highly qualified status, we are trying to identify which of our current teaching assistants can be classified as “highly qualified.” Knowing this information allows HR to develop programming for teaching assistants who need additional education to reach their career goals, and it helps us keep more detailed records for state reporting. Continue reading

Elementary DPLC Follow-up & HMH Professional Learning Opportunities

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Elementary Teachers: Thank you for attending our April 29 DPLC day. Our HMH Into Reading representatives aimed to familiarize you with the various components of HMH Into Reading and where to find them online, and how to access Teacher’s Corner, the professional learning piece of HMH Ed. We recognize that some sessions were more successful than others at achieving these goals, and we know that there is still a need for additional training so you can go into the summer with a clear understanding of how to plan for instruction. Continue reading

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces Free Admission to Samurai Armor Exhibition for Teachers

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond is offering preschool and K-12 teachers (public and private schools) and Commonwealth of Virginia employees free admission to the new exhibition, Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. The exhibition is available at VMFA through August 4, 2024. Commonwealth employees and educators should call 804-340-1405 to make their reservations and show their employee IDs or badges at the Visitor Services Desk in the museum when picking up their tickets. One free ticket is available per badge.

Read the full press release from VMFA for details.

Refer a Bus Driver & Receive a $1,000 Bonus

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Albemarle County Public Schools is looking for bus drivers and hoping that our employees may be able to help! Every employee can help recruit by sharing information about these positions and the joy of serving the community by working with children and students.

Any ACPS employee who refers a candidate who successfully completes training will receive a $1,000 bonus! (The applicant must list the ACPS employee’s name to qualify for the bonus.) In addition, that driver will receive a $2,000 sign-on bonus once they earn their CDL license and receive a route assignment. Continue reading

“Aspiring Leaders” PD Sessions – June 12

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Teachers: Are you looking to develop your leadership skills? The Aspiring Leaders sessions, presented by UVA, will equip aspiring leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to foster an inclusive, collaborative and reflective school culture, driving continuous improvement and positive educational outcomes. Register in the PLMS to join us at Lakeside Middle School on June 12! Continue reading

Spotlight on Equity Education, May 2024 Issue

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This year, the Equity Education Specialists team has worked with over 500 educators, administrators and leaders on our new culturally responsive programming! We have gathered feedback along the way to ensure clear expectations and pathways for the book study, micro-credential, and our new program for certification. Our May issue of Spotlight on Equity Education features information about how you can move your work forward with the book study or micro-courses over the summer. Continue reading

Join acac in May & Receive a $50 Credit, Plus 2 Free Personal Training Sessions!

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acac Fitness and Wellness Centers offer a variety of programs to meet your fitness needs through fun and healthy activities for everyone. acac is not just a gym, but a community of support with over 300 weekly group classes, personal training opportunities, aquatic programs, nutrition services, and much more. Albemarle County Public Schools employees qualify for discounted rates! Get started living your best life… call or stop by your local acac to learn more.

Join this May and receive a $50 acac gift credit, plus two free personal training sessions (a $200 value)! Continue reading