Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DESE's 2016-2017 Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets. Educators on these cabinets provide crucial feedback and input on ESE policies and resources. Members increase their knowledge of state education policies, build relationships with educators across the state, and position themselves as go-to resources and leaders in their districts. Additionally, members will work closely with ESE staff on a year-long project aligned with a key educator effectiveness initiative.

·         The Teacher Advisory Cabinets are open to all educators who work with students across grade levels and content areas—including specialists, coaches, and specialized instructional support personnel.
·         The Principal Advisory Cabinets are open to all school-level administrators, including principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and charter school leaders.
·         When applying, educators will have the option to select a Cabinet in the eastern part of the state (meeting in Malden) or the central/western part of the state (meeting west of Worcester).

Applications are available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/communications/ and are due May 31st. To learn more about the Cabinets, you can watch this short video of Cabinet members talking about their experiences and check out the 2014-15 Teacher Advisory Cabinet Summary and Principal Advisory Cabinets Summary.

For questions, contact Kat Johnston at ksjohnston@doe.mass.edu.