Friday, June 18, 1999
Teachers awarded "professional" status
At the completion of this academic year, seven teachers will be welcomed to "professional teacher" status in the Carlisle Public School. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson explained to the school committee on June 8 that under the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, the superintendent of schools may award professional teacher status to teachers who have served in the district for three consecutive years. Teachers with professional teacher status may be dismissed for inefficiency, incomptency, incapacity, conduct unbecoming a teacher, insubordination, falure to satisfy teacher performance standards, or other just cause.
The rights achieved with the designation are similar to those formerly granted to tenured teachers.
Those teachers to be awarded professional teacher status in the Carlisle Public School are as follows: first-grade teacher Jennifer Davis, fifth-grade teacher Julia Hendrix, third-grade teacher Jennifer Webster, science teacher for the seventh grade Sara Bysshe, second grade teacher Heather (Coughlin) Swift, special education teacher Susan Fitzgerald, and reading specialist Susan Helenius LaPorte.
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