• Transforming Trauma

    Posted by Staff on 12/3/2019 8:25:00 AM

    In November, bus drivers, para-educators, and administrative assistants took part in a day-long class with Dave Melnick of NFI VT to learn about trauma informed practices.

    Training Training  Training  Training

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted by Staff on 11/22/2019 11:15:00 AM

    Thanksgiving

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  • Fun Times!

    Posted by Staff on 11/20/2019 1:40:00 PM

    Central Office employees participate in PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) in support of the work our schools are doing using these methods.  One of the tools used with PBIS is to set an attainable and fun goal, publically recognize desirable behaviors that go toward meeting that goal, and then celebrate reaching that goal.  

    We have been using bananas to recognize when we observe our co-workers going above & beyond, being kind, helpful, thoughtful, sharing, etc. We recently collected 100 bananas for our banana tree in time for us to celebrate by wearing fun costumes to work!

    Please enjoy these photos of our staff and for more photos of individual costumes, please check out our FaceBook and Twitter pages.  We look forward to sharing with you the next time we meet our goal!

    Fun

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  • Important Information Re: Nov 5, 2019 Vote

    Posted by Debra Taylor on 10/18/2019 1:15:00 PM

    Press Release

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  • Dear Members of the Washington Central Community....

    Posted by Debra Taylor on 8/12/2019 4:30:00 PM

    July, 2019

    Dear Members of the Washington Central Community,

    I am honored to serve the Washington Central school community as your Interim Superintendent.

    Allow me to introduce myself:

    My successful experience as a teacher, consulting teacher, district director of special education and student services,  director of curriculum and instruction, interim principal, regional education agency professional development director and superintendent have afforded me the opportunity to build knowledge in all aspects of educational operations and effect positive change. I have served as Superintendent in Vermont in two school systems over the past eleven years.

    My leadership is characterized as compassionate, caring, student centered, dynamic and collaborative.  Schools under my leadership have incorporated personalization, technology, differentiation, innovation and creativity. As an instructional leader, I have a firm commitment to building relationships and promoting teacher growth and student learning.

    As Superintendent in Vermont and administrator and teacher in two other states (Virginia and Wisconsin), I have succeeded in transforming curriculum and instruction practices in our schools while maintaining strong commitments to the culture and traditions of the schools and communities. 

    A strong communicator,  I am a skilled writer, facilitator, presenter and oral communicator. Examples of my success as communicator include conference presentations at the state and national level, strategic planning facilitator and manager, grant writer, policy developer and report writer.  I have a unique ability to engage effectively with students, staff, parents and board members and build positive interpersonal relationships. 

    As Superintendent, I have overseen all aspects of financial, business and human resource functions at school and central office level. My extensive knowledge and expertise includes budget development, oversight, reporting and contract negotiations. I am also well acquainted with human resource administration.  I have secured numerous grants. All local, state and federal audits in the districts I have worked have been positive, affirming of my strengths in these areas.

    My educational experiences and background are quite diverse ranging from leadership in rural, suburban and urban school systems. Innovation, creativity, outside the box thinking and problem-solving are hallmarks of my leadership. I studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, achieving a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Leadership.

    My experience driving organizational effectiveness and continuous improvement in small, medium and large organizations is evident in the successful development and implementation of long range plans for systems change and improved student achievement. I have a thorough knowledge of all facets of the educational system. I have completed extensive school improvement plans, both short and long-term, that are data driven and remarkably successful.

    I have demonstrated the ability to build school cultures that value all staff, stakeholders and community in the education process.  I understand the importance of team-building and have created an atmosphere where team members are fully active and engaged with their work.

    In every school or district I have led, we’ve had a family atmosphere. I support, encourage and take time to appreciate the many excellent talents and abilities of our students and staff. I encourage parent involvement as partners. I believe that all children can learn and provide opportunities for them to succeed each and every day.

    I look forward to working with you during this time of district transition as we embark upon the journey to excellence together!

    Yours in Education,

    Debra J. Taylor

    Debra J. Taylor, Ph.D.

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  • WCUUSD Budget/Articles Vote Today, June 25th

    Posted by Bill Kimball on 6/25/2019 11:00:00 AM

    Please remember to vote on the Washington Central Unified Union School District (WCUUSD) budget today (Tues, June 25). This budget contains each of the already approved individual school budgets rolled up into one, for the purpose of running the new merged entity.

    Voting is by Australian Ballot @ the Polling Locations/Times:
    Berlin Municipal Office, 108 Shed Road, Berlin – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Calais Town Office, 3120 Pekin Brook Road, Calais – 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    East Montpelier Elementary School in East Montpelier – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Middlesex Town Office, 5 Church Street, Middlesex – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Worcester Town Office, 20 Worcester Village Road, Worcester – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    ((A copy of the proposed budget can be found in multiple locations on the www.wcsu32.org website. Same-day voter registration is an option in Vermont if you are not already registered.))

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  • Thank You and Best Wishes

    Posted by Bill Kimball on 6/21/2019 9:00:00 AM
     
    Hello All -
     
    I would like to thank all of you for the tremendous work you do for kids in Washington Central.  I hope all of you will have a great summer of relaxation and rejuvenation to be ready for the start of the 2019 - 2020 school year.  
     
    Also, I would like to thank you for the chance to serve the Washington Central Educational Community and the opportunity to learn from each of you.  Your continued service to children will always be inspirational to me.  
     
    I wish all the best for each of you and Washington Central into the future and I hope to see many of you soon.
     
    Bill Kimball
    Superintendent
     
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  • Elections for the WCUUSD Board Membership Today 5/21/19

    Posted by Bill Kimball on 5/21/2019 9:00:00 AM

    Important day today - voting in our five towns for the make-up of the new Washington Central Unified Union School District (WCUUSD) Board.

    Voting will be by Australian Ballot at the Following Polling Locations/Times:

    Berlin Municipal Office, 108 Shed Road, Berlin – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Calais Town Office, 3120 Pekin Brook Road, Calais – 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    East Montpelier Elementary School in East Montpelier – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    Middlesex Town Office, 5 Church Street, Middlesex – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    Worcester Town Office, 20 Worcester Village Road, Worcester – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    You may view the warning by following this link and take a look at the candidates here.

    Vote

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  • Upcoming Elections for WCUUSD Board on Tuesday 5/21

    Posted by Bill Kimball on 5/17/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Tuesday, May 21st are the elections for members of the WCUUSD Board. Please see the warning below for more info, including term information and polling times/locations. Candidate bios can be found on the website here. 

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  • Bob The Minion's Continuing Travels

    Posted by Bill Kimball on 5/16/2019 2:55:00 PM

    A couple more photos of Bob the Minion's travels to Doty & East Montpelier Schools to share how Central Office met their PBIS goal. So fun!

    You may follow our journey and see more fun photos by visiting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

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