Dover Family School Alliance
When you examine the diverse roles that the 100+ paraprofessionals working in the Dover School District have – anywhere from a literacy specialist working with kindergarteners to a one-on-one student support for a high schooler – you can begin to see the investment needed to successfully educate every student, every day in our district.
This diversity makes ongoing professional development of these employees no easy task. However, twice each year, Dover Public Schools invests in day-long training sessions to ensure that these employees have access to ongoing learning opportunities. This event offered more than a dozen sessions, ranging from intelligence/information processing, latest trends in working with students with ADHD, to applications of Math in Focus.
The November event was attended by more than 60 individuals, with more planning to attend the next training day on March 14th, 2014.
DFSA was pleased to help with the content development for this important day, as well as secure volunteer instructors. Holly Goodell, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech and Language Pathologist at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and led the popular training “What we Need to Know about Concussions & Head Injuries: Warning Signs and Return to School Options.”
We commend the Dover School District for its ongoing professional development investments and are pleased to help district administration ensure that all children have access to knowledgable and prepared paraprofessionals.