IAT Tiger Times

Week of October 10, 2016

School Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower students to become engaged learners, high achieving scholars, and positive role models.

Staff of the Month - September

Floyd Bennett

Office Manager

"Floyd is always extremely helpful and addresses issues and requests as soon as he can. He goes above and beyond his daily duties." - Caitlin Rafter

"I would like to nominate The Floyd for his teamwork, diligence, & honesty. Floyd often has come to check on staff & seen through to an outcome. Floyd is approachable. He has stepped in & actively helps out when needed.

Floyd can often be seen on the floor throughout the day." - Lorinda Perkins

Administration & Office Staff

Director - Jay Kamau

Academic Quality Control (K-2) - Ebony Lattimer

Academic Quality Control (3-5) - Doug Dresher

Special Education Academic Control - Trevin Grenier

Student Management Coordinator - Al Cores

Student Life Coordinator - Lindsay Meyers

Human Resources - Tina Friedman

Office Manager - Floyd Bennett

Testing Coordinator - Ashley Jackson

Registrar - Kianah Thomas

Receptionist, Chancery Location - Jenn Robertiello

Receptionist, Bellevue Location - Rosy Duran

The High Five! - Things you need to know...

  1. This week we will be rolling out a support plan for Bellevue that will push in more admins and office support.
  2. Wednesday is staff development day. The agenda is forthcoming. We are looking to identify and address areas of specific need for all staff.
  3. Please be sure to vote for September - Staff of the Month https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EYC08GvqO-jDOV1d5-9-UNrUg4EL-oWTyryTTdwVZAo/edit?usp=sharing
  4. We know that you have concerns, remember to use the Parking Lot for reporting issues that need addressing. https://goo.gl/forms/RokaOKpjFnGXgYAH2
  5. Monday 10/17 is a reduced day for additional PD
  6. ***A staff survey is coming your way, be on the lookout for it via email.

Support from SABIS

This week we will have support from SABIS.

  • Traci Cormier will be in on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Doug Bass will be in this week to assist with Student Management.
  • Kandi Thomas will be in this week for PBIS.

From the Academic Pillars

AQC Lattimer

  • Reminders: Bandas are to be completed using RED ink only.

AQC Dresher

  • Reminder: If you haven't forwarded me your classroom orders, email me the list.
  • Lesson plans are due, be sure that you have submitted them on time.

*Finally, remember that all exams are the property of SABIS. Parents may see the exams however they are not to be sent home.

Staff Development Day

Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 8am-4pm

31 North Chancery Lane

Trenton, NJ

This is a staff development day for all faculty. Dress is business casual, be comfortable, but professional. We will organize in the cafetorium and begin our day of activities from there. Remember to sign up for refreshments.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teacher Resources

Be an IAT Class Dojo Power User!!

I have been a ClassDojo mentor for a couple of years now and have seen many teachers jump on the Dojo bandwagon. Most of the time, the teachers implement Dojo seamlessly into classroom routines. But every once in a while, I see a teacher (or read about a teacher) not using Dojo as effectively as it should be used. Let me explain. (click here)

Knowledge Darts! - A video share from Ms. Cooper

Donovan Livingston's Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Speech