Professional Learning Communities

Lumberton Campus 2015-2016

Jermaine Kamau, Principal

Mark Castellane, Supervisor of Education

Our Learning Communities focus on S.M.A.R.T. Goals created by the teams. The norms have been set, the roles established and the meetings are scheduled!

PLC Norms

Be timely

Be polite (one voice at a time)

Be on task (stay focused)

Be positive (no "admiring" the problem)

Be respectful of others' opinions

ABC Program

Facilitator: Maria Angelini

Recorder: Deborah O'Brien

Timekeeper: Mimi Guzman

Team members:

Lori Hayes

Jody Mangus


Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS)

  • Develop new (3) incentive ideas for the Core Program
  • Identify a point person for the Core Program to monitor progress/activities
  • Identify and implement (3) new ways to get Core students involved

Creating a Community of Respect

Facilitator: Chris Morris

Recorder: Kristine Lewis

Time Keeper: Kelly Roberts

Team members:

Dave Lentini

Jay Rabinowitz


Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS)

  • Research 3-5 strategies to model respect for our students and staff
  • Build an conspicuous culture of respect between students and staff through "play" using experiential learning strategies from our PD with Alex and Joe
  • "Check in" with each other professionally to ensure everyone is doing ok (emotional intelligence)

Dynamic Lesson Planning

Facilitator: Ella Brown

Recorder: Phillip Tomlinson

Time Keeper: CJ DeSopo

Team members:

Jack Cottrell


Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS)

  • ID successful 5-10 strategies that are specific to the students at Lumberton to effectively plan dynamic lessons
  • Share ideas among all colleagues through Google Docs
  • Solicit feedback from colleagues and use for supplemental planning

Google Drive

Facilitator: Wayne Hinkson

Time Keeper: Mike Davis

Recorder: Leroy White

Team members:

Jermaine Kamau

Kahleelah Lowenthal

Ida Newton


Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS)

  • Learn to apply and use sheets and docs in classes
  • Create good looking documents
  • Design presentations using slides and the smartboard

Vocational Cross-Training

Facilitator: Steve Gordon

Recorder: Theresa Turkot

Time Keeper: Lisa Caplan

Team members:

Robert Osborne


Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS)

  • To develop a project that encompasses two or more shops with detail and a rubric
  • Partner with an academic teacher on a specific project
  • Participate in a community-based project/service learning project

PLC Day

Wednesday, Jan. 6th 2016 at 2pm

Multi-Purpose Room, 71 Ark Rd. Lumberton, NJ

RSVPs are enabled for this event.