In the Know

An Internal Newsletter from the SISD Communications Dept.

Sherman ISD announces new campus principals

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Sherman ISD is excited to announce the appointment of two elementary principals and a secondary associate principal for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. All three individuals are experienced campus leaders, dedicated educators, and proud Sherman High School graduates.


Leda Roelke is moving from Piner Middle School Assistant Principal to Crutchfield Elementary as its new principal; Nancy Jung, a current Allen ISD Assistant Principal, will be the new Jefferson Elementary Principal; and Mike Mitchusson will be the Associate Principal of Sherman High School after serving in an interim role.


Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Hicks believes that each of the former Bearcats will provide excellent leadership that will benefit the students of Sherman ISD.


"We're excited for these educators to serve our students in their new campus leadership roles," Hicks said. "Mrs. Roelke has served Sherman ISD exceptionally well, and her expertise in reading instruction and her devotion to our community will enhance Crutchfield and Sherman ISD. Mrs. Jung is a strong instructional leader who is compassionate, encouraging, and achievement focused. I am so excited that she is returning to Sherman to lead Jefferson Elementary. Mr. Mitchusson's instructional expertise, breadth of educational experience and his commitment to student success make him a great addition to the Sherman High School team."

Leda Roelke

Crutchfield Elementary Principal


Leda Roelke has worked in Sherman ISD for the past 16 years. She taught first through fourth grade at Fairview Elementary and served the campus as assistant principal for five years. For the past two years, Roelke has served as assistant principal of Piner Middle school and is looking forward to transitioning back to elementary to ensure students are prepared for secondary school.


“My time at the middle school has helped me grow professionally and has allowed me to clearly understand how vital a strong elementary base is for our students to succeed in secondary school,” Roelke said. “I am extremely excited to get back to my elementary roots and lead the Crutchfield team. Together, we will continue to nurture and grow students to become capable, responsible young citizens. I am truly honored and prepared to take on the challenges of this next phase of my career.”

Nancy Jung

Jefferson Elementary Principal


Nancy Nicholson Jung began her education journey in Sherman at Wakefield Elementary and graduated from Sherman High School. Her life as an educator began at the Winston School of Dallas and continued in Allen ISD. A goal to spend twenty years in the classroom was met by teaching in third, fourth, and fifth, and Multi-Age third through fourth classrooms, as well as intervention support and Special Education. Her most recent experiences have been as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Rountree and Boyd Elementary in Allen.


Jung says she is excited for the opportunity to return back to Sherman, TX.


"I am looking forward to joining the faculty of Jefferson Elementary and continuing the rich legacy of education on the campus, and being a Bearcat once again," she said.

Mike Mitchusson

Sherman High School Associate Principal


Mike Mitchusson has more than 40 years of experience in working in Texas public schools. He taught Latin in Amarillo ISD and Latin and history in Sherman ISD where he was honored as “Teacher of the Year” in both districts. He has served as an assistant principal at Sherman High School, principal at Van Alstyne High School, principal at Piner Middle School, and Executive Director of Human Resources for Sherman ISD.


Mitchusson is happy to return to Sherman High School.


“I enjoy working in Sherman ISD and I am looking forward to working with Ms. Politi and the staff at Sherman High School,” Mitchusson expressed. “It’s an exciting time for SHS and I’m ready to serve our students and community.”

SISD Employee Transfer Window Now Open

The employee transfer window is now open. Employees may request a transfer for the 2019-2020 school year until Friday, May 10, 2019. Employees may not request a lateral transfer for the 2019-2020 school year after May 10, 2019. All lateral transfer decisions should be made by Friday, May 31, 2019. If you have questions about this, please contact the Human Resources Department at 903-891-6410. Please visit with your supervisor prior to requesting a transfer.

Steps for requesting a transfer for the 2019-2020 School Year:


1. Log into the Employee Service Center in TEAMS. Your username and password are the same as your email and network username and password

2. Click on My Employment Record.

3. Click on My Employee Transfer Request.

4. Click on the Job Category.

5. Find the job(s) you are interested in applying for and check the appropriate boxes.

6. Complete all tabs under Transfer Details.

7. Click Submit.

8. If you decide to make any additions or changes to your request, please make sure you remember to hit Submit each time.

Sherman ISD Spring Enrollment of Benefits

In an effort to give you more time in August and a smoother start to the school year, Sherman ISD will have open enrollment for benefits for all returning employees this spring. The start date for any changes or additions will not take effect until September 1, 2019. The TRS ActiveCare open enrollment window is not changing, it will still be in August. SISD does not control this window. You may have to make some minor changes in August; however, If you do not want to make any changes to your health coverage after the new rates and coverage are set by the state, you will not have to do anything additional in August.


This spring, there will be meetings held at each campus to discuss the insurance products. This will include voluntary life insurance, vision, dental, heart, cancer, and other supplemental benefits. Last year, we added a Health Saving Account (HSA) option for employees. An HSA is similar to a flexible spending account; however, one big difference is that you do not have to spend the money in one calendar year and you can even take your account with you if you resign or retire and use it at a later date.


The meeting dates and dates of when the representatives will be at the campus are listed below. If you have any additional questions, please contact Human Resources Executive Director Jill O'Neal.

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Back the Blue Fundraiser-MONEY IS DUE TODAY!

Sherman ISD is participating in the Classic Texoma/Katy County Back the Blue in Blue Jeans fundraiser. For a donation of $10 or more, you will receive a blue jean pass for Wednesday, May 15th and entry in the Golf Ball Drop for a chance to win $1,000. All donations must be turned into Julie Mitchell Kerr by May 8, 2019. Please get with your campus principal if you would like to donate to participate.

SISD Night at the Dallas Rattlers

The Dallas Rattlers Lacrosse Team will host a SISD Night, benefiting the Sherman Education Foundation on June 2, 2019. Tickets are $20 and 25% of ticket sales will be donated back to the SEF. Also to kick-off the event, Sherman ISD's elementary teacher, secondary teacher and new teacher of the year winners will be honored before the game with the game ball delivery. The first 50 students to purchase tickets will have the chance to take part in a fan tunnel. Please mark your calendar for this event and additional information will be available soon. For more information, please email Julie Kerr (Mitchell) at Jmitchell@ShermanISD.net.

SISD Summer Professional Development Opportunities

We are excited to announce the summer offerings for professional development in Sherman ISD. We hope that you will take advantage of literacy, RTL, math, Gifted and Talented and/or technology training that will support you in your work as a master teacher. Click the image below to get information about trainings provided by in-district trainers, consultants, and Region 10 with links to register. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!

Techpalooza

Sherman ISD presents a variety of sessions to support technology integration and collaborative learning at all levels. This year we have 3 levels of Technology Professional Development: Emerging, Intermediate, and Advanced. We will also be joined by our Curriculum Department with sessions for Math and ELAR! Come discover diverse and relevant topics shared by educators who are teaching and learning every day. Click the image below to visit the Techpalooza website.

Region 10 Summer Professional Development

Sherman ISD will be hosting a Region 10 Summer Roadshow this summer at Dillingham Intermediate. Because we are hosting and seats fill up fast, we get a two week advance on registration! There are many great offerings to consider and we encourage you to click the image below to start planning for your summer professional development today!

Region 10 Retirement Planning Seminar

Region 10 Education Service Center is hosting a FREE Retirement Planning Seminar to any employee of a Region 10 District. They will have highly respected TCG Advisors leading the seminar. TCG has specialized in advising education professionals and is the Investment Advisor to Region 10 ESC’s Retirement Asset Management Services (RAMS). To register for the seminar, click the image below.
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Summer School applications are now available!

Employees interested in working summer school may now apply through the Employee Service Center in TEAMS. Teachers wanting to apply for the LEP Pre-K and Kindergarten summer positions should apply for Summer School Teacher- ESL EC-4 or Bilingual EC-4, depending upon their current certification. Summer school dates and pay rates are listed below.


Steps for Applying for Summer School


1. Log into the Employee Service Center in TEAMS. Your username and password are the same as your email and network username and password

2. Click on My Employment Record.

3. Click on My Employee Transfer Request.

4. Click on the Job Category.

5. Click on Summer School.

6. Find the job(s) you are interested in applying for and check the appropriate boxes.

7. Complete all tabs under Transfer Details.

8. Click Submit.

9. If you decide to make any additions or changes to your request, please make sure you remember to hit submit each time.


SUMMER SCHOOL DATES & PAY RATES


Sherman High School:

Director- $320 Daily Rate- June 3-July 3

Teachers- $240 - full day/ $120 – half day - June 3-July 3

June 3, 2019 will be a planning day for teachers and staff.

Student Schedule- Morning and Afternoon Sessions:

8:00-12:00- 4 hours

12:30-4:30- 4 hours


Piner Middle School and Dillingham Intermediate School:

Director- $240 per day- June 3-June 28

Teachers- $180 per day- June 3-June 28

June 3, 2019 will be a planning day for teachers and staff.

Student Schedule:

8:30-2:30- 6 hours


LEP PreK/ K Summer School:

Director- $280 Daily Rate- May 28- June 27

Teachers- $210 Daily Rate- May 28- June 27

May 28, 2019 will be a planning day for teachers and staff.

Student Schedule:

8:00-3:00


Boot Camp

Lead Teacher: $175 Daily Rate- June 3- July 3

Teacher: $150 per Daily Rate- June 3- July 3

June 3, 2019 will be a planning day for teachers and staff.

Student Schedule:

8:00-12:30


JDC

Teacher: $150 per Daily Rate- June 3- July 3

June 3, 2019 will be a planning day for teachers and staff.

Student Schedule:

8:00-12:30


ESY

Teacher: $30 per hour - June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27

Assistant: $15 per hour- June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27

Student Schedule: 8:30 to 1:30


Attendance Clerks: $14.00 per hour

Classroom Assistants $13.00 per hour (LEP campus only)


Times of Day for Personnel

One the summer school schedule, times for instruction are listed. Staff schedules will be 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the instruction times listed.


Summer School Pay

The pay for all summer school personnel is considered extra duty pay. Personnel will only be paid for days in which they are present. The one exception is for directors that miss a day in case of an urgent and previously approved work-related event.


SISD Employees will only be paid for days worked outside of their regular yearly contract.

Upcoming District Events

May 6-10 National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

May 10- Bearcat Community Lunch SHS Bistro @11:30am

May 13-16 - STAAR Testing/Retesting

May 13- School Board Meeting @1:30pm

May 16- SHS Powderpuff Game Bearcat Stadium @ 6:30pm

May 20 -SHS Senior Walk @8am

Upcoming Community Events

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