Office of Pupil Personnel Services

December, 2021 Vol. 3

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Introductions!

The Office of Pupil Personnel Services would love to introduce and welcome Ms. Adina Schecter!


Adina is joining the Milton team in mid January as our Restorative Justice Coach~


Adina comes to us from Boston Public Schools where she had the role of Instructional Coach! Prior to that, Adina held leadership roles as a Project Manager and Consultant for the Teaching & Learning Alliance, and National Center for Teacher Residencies!


The Restorative Justice Coach position is supporting our initiatives around the disproportionality in special education.


Adina will collaborate with building leaders, students and community members and support development of more equitable disciplinary practices .


Welcome Adina!


Her email will be online mid January aschecter@miltonps.org

Professional Development Opportunity- Learning about Tourette Syndrome!

Wednesday, Jan. 26th 2022 at 7pm

This is an online event.

Mark your calendars!!! WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26th 7pm VIRTUAL EVENT


MIlton SEPAC and the Office of Pupil Personnel Services are co-sponsoring an parent and staff training seminar!


Sue Conners will be presenting on Tourette Syndrome

She writes:


Tourette Syndrome is one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders that educational personnel will encounter. Many still believe that it is a very rare disorder. The latest studies from the CDC indicate that one in 120 children have TS or a tic disorder. This workshop will discuss the criteria for diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome and will include an in-depth description of all the symptomology.



TS is now commonly referred to as a “spectrum disorder”. The workshop will also deal with the most common neurological disorders associated with TS, in particular, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing and Dysgraphia and the impact of all of these disorders on social emotional well-being, school performance and behavior.



As a retired teacher of 33 years, I will include specific strategies and techniques for working with children with TS and its associated disorders in a variety of settings. Since TS is often misunderstood as a behavior problem, it will also introduce participants to a Functional Behavioral Assessment designed for children with neurological disorders.



My goal is to change how we all look at kids with TS and all neurological disorders


RSVP with the link provided to receive the log in link~

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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A few staff changes!

As MHS parents know, Ms. Kaye Simpson left us unexpectedly last month as Team Chair at MHS. We are excited to announce that Ms. Tracy Grandeau will be joining the MHS team from PMS as the new Team Chair. Never fear! PMS will be in excellent hands. Suzanne Shaw is still there...as well as a new introduction!

I would love to welcome to Milton Ms. Susan McCabe! Susan comes to us with a tremendous resume! Not only is she OG certified special educator, she also carries the Autism Endorsement from DESE! She is coming to us after a successful tenured position in Avon Public Schools and is excited to join the Milton Team! She will resume the caseload Tracy had at Pierce: Self contained programs, and grades 7& 8! Help us welcome Susan after the new year! Her district email will be smccabe@miltonps.org Her phone extension will be x3110. Adding to our Special Ed Leadership Team is exciting and we welcome Susan to Milton!

for MPS parents, Tracy's extension will be x5545