Mosaica Online Happenings
August 19-23 2013
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- Thursday, August 29th @ 10am Eastern: K-5 Advisement Meeting
- Friday, August 30th @ 2:30pm Eastern: 6-12 Advisement Meeting
- Attendance for CA and CO is due in PowerSchool by the last day of each month
- Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day Holiday
- Tuesday, September 3rd: Start date for all 18 week students
- **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**
Staff Spotlight- Joseph Olchefske
Joseph Olchefske joined Mosaica Education in 2012 as Senior Vice President and also serves as President of Mosaica Online, the company's online learning division. Prior to joining Mosaica, Mr. Olchefske was President at Educate Online, an online tutoring company in Baltimore that provides live academic support to 18,000 students in 350 school districts in 43 states. Previously, Mr. Olchefske was a Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where he played a lead role in the development of AIR’s School District Consulting Practice. Mr. Olchefske served as the Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools from 1998 to 2003; as SPS Superintendent, he served as the chief executive officer of a public school system with 47,000 students, 100 schools, 7000 employees and an annual operating budget of $435 million. Mr. Olchefske began his career at the investment firm Piper Jaffray, where he spent 12 years as an investment banker in the firm's public finance department. He holds a BA degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree from Harvard University.
Mr. Olchefske has been married for 27 years to Judy who was his graduate school sweetheart. They have one daughter named India who is a sophomore at the University of Chicago and an aspiring professional ballerina!
Thank you Joseph for all you do!
Students will have the opportunity to be involved in:
Art Club - led by Elizabeth Kamper
Book Club - led by Allie Byrne (ES), & Emily Alley (MS & HS)
Cooking Club - led by Allie Byrne
TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!
Non Charter Mosaica Online Locations:
New students are joining us on Monday from American School Foundation in Mexico City and from Foundation Academy of Mansfield, Ohio. Our other supplementary program students will be starting on September 3rd, so remember to check the Special Student Enrollment spreadsheet in Google Docs for your student, parent, and facilitator contact information. There is a link to this on your homepage in your Parent Contact news item.
Please copy Paula Galland and Maria Savoldi on your correspondence with parents and facilitators and send any question you might have their way. If you use Skype, it would be a great idea to include your Skype address in your signature file so those outside of the United States can contact you this way when you are online.
Online Paragon Nights!