McRel Teacher Trainers

Teachers representing all grade levels have been trained in the McRel "Classroom Instruction that Work" strategies, a comprehensive set of teaching strategies that have been found to be effective in increasing the academic achievement of all students at all grade levels. All North Smithfield students will benefit from consistent, predictable instructional strategies throughout their educational careers. I sincerely thank our teacher trainers for all the time, energy and effort that they have given to this important initiative!

Using the "Train the Trainer" model, our teacher trainers have undergone rigorous professional development and are then sharing their knowledge and expertise with colleagues. The trainers at each building are:

NSES- Heather Santurri, Laurie Manosh, Jen Daigneault, Kerri Gaulin, Tracy Lafrenniere

Halliwell- Kelly Hubacz, Diane Kohler, Amy Wright, Corinne Ferri, Andrea Lafleur, Kristin Stone

NSMS- Valerie Carnevale, Gale O'Keefe, Jane Franklin, John Galoski, Brian Chuey, Lynn Hannah

NSHS- Mark Hickox, Christine Welch, Julie Houle, Amy Gravel

 

Timeline for upcoming Professional Development:

September 20th- High School* teacher trainers, 8:30-3:00 @ MS

September 21st- Elementary/Middle School teacher trainers, 8:30-3:00 @ MS

September 29th- High School* teacher trainers, 8:30-3:00 @ MS

September 30th- Whole District Professional Development Day

November 9th- High School* teacher trainers, 8:30-3:00 @ MS

November 10th- High School* teacher trainers, 8:30-3:00 @ MS

November 23rd- Whole District Professional Development Day

*The High School cohort includes three teachers from Halliwell joining them in the training sessions.