Tag Archives: Special Education Teacher

Hartford CSD welcomes new technology

By Jaime Thomas The custodial staff was washing windows, tweaking landscaping and generally cleaning up the Hartford Central School Monday as the district got ready to open its doors. Administration and staff have less than a week left to ready their classrooms and lessons and create plans to keep up with new Common Core standards. […]

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School board accepts resignations, votes on terminations

The Granville Board of Education accepted a couple of resignations and approved the termination of two positions during a meeting Monday night. After 24 years of service, JoAnn Williams, Elementary Teaching Assistant, is resigning for retirement purposes at the end of June. Phillip Clark, a 4-hour bus driver, is also resigning effective this past Saturday. […]

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Education budget vote next week

The Whitehall Board of Education has presented a $13.2 million budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.98 percent. The proposed spending plan is $257,963, or 1.92 percent less than the 2011-12 budget, but a reduction in revenues and an increase in the cost of employee benefits forced administrators to raise the tax levy […]

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Doing away with the “R-Word”

R-Word For Web

By Bill Toscano Sara Collins isn’t afraid to admit it. “I know I used the word ‘retarded’ when I was in high school,” said Collins, a special education teacher at Granville High School, who recalled using the word in Lee Vigeant’s art class. “I said it, and she said to me, ‘You know, some of […]

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It’s official: five teachers know they’re safe

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Officials in the Granville School District announced April 14 the names of the teachers retained through concessions made by the Granville Teacher’s Association for a salary freeze. The agreement which saved the district more than $200,000 and included concessions on healthcare costs saved five teachers when district officials agreed to readdress the budget and find […]

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Two teachers gain national board certification

Lori Dufrain and Leah Leibacher nationally board certified teachers.

Mrs. Leah Leibacher, high school science teacher, and Mrs. Lori Dufrain, Jr./Sr. high school special education teacher, each received an extra special holiday gift this year:  recognition as nationally board certified teachers.  The process of obtaining national board certification isn’t easy.  There are four portfolio entries that are about 10 pages long with supporting documentation […]

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School board makes changes

There will be several new faces at Whitehall Central School next year.         (more…)

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School cuts 11 positions

    A total of eight positions were removed from the Whitehall Central School budget on Monday. (more…)

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Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]