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April - Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter

HAPPY AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

There's never been a better time to be a substitute in Dallas ISD, and we have some helpful tools to make your experience even better. Check out our April newsletter for all the latest updates concerning substitute employment.
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SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT - DAVID G. BURNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Principal: Sonia Loskot

Address: 3200 Kinkaid Drive Dallas, TX 75222

Phone: (972) 794-3000


Mission: Providing excellence in the physical, emotional, social and academic growth of every child to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential.


Vision: Teachers will create strong classroom cultures, build relationships with students, and implement instructional practices that engage all students.

https://youtu.be/AxAsRMm6r0s

STAAR TESTING

Substitutes please be aware that STAAR Testing will be April 3 - 5, so if you accept an assignment on one of those days be prepared to support in test monitoring efforts.

ACTIVE STATUS REMINDER

Please be reminded that you must accept 5 assignments a month to remain an active substitute. We will be closely monitoring non-working substitutes this month, and sending communications to maintain active employment.
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DALLAS ISD OFFICE MANAGER DIRECTORY

We have compiled a list of all of the office managers in the district for your convenience just in case you need to contact them. Use the link below to open the directory.


Dallas ISD Office Managers

2017 - 2018 BI-WEEKLY PAY PERIODS AND DATES

Transparency around compensation is something that is very important to us, and we want you to have every resources available to plan your finances. Click the link below for the 2017 - 2018 pay schedule.


2017 - 2018 BI-Weekly Pay Periods and Dates

ACE & ISN CAMPUSES

Please see the list below for all of our ACE and ISN schools.


ACE Schools & Principals:

  • Dade MS- Tracie Washington
  • Rusk MS- Juan Cordoba
  • Edison MS- Earl Gilmore
  • Blanton ES- Laura Garza
  • Zumwalt- Troy Tyson
  • Ervin ES- James Wallace
  • Lee, U. ES- Roshonda Clayton-Brown
  • Hernandez, O. ES- Oscar Aponte
  • Mills ES- LaTonya Clark
  • Ray- Sheryl Wilson
  • Pease ES- Shavannia Dash
  • Titche ES- Damien Stovall
  • Carr ES- Carlotta Hooks


ISN Schools & Principals:

  • Lincoln HS- Johnna Weaver
  • Madison HS- Marian Willard
  • Browne MS- Lakisha Thomas
  • South Oak Cliff HS- Willie Johnson, Acting
  • Holmes MS- Sharron Jackson
  • Boude Storey MS- JoAnn Jackson
  • Bryan ES- Tonya Anderson
  • Dunbar ES- Verna Farmer
  • Rhoads ES- Bridget Ransom
  • Burleson ES- LaJoyce Johnson
  • Rice ES- Alpher Garrett-Jones
  • King ES- Gloria Kennedy
  • Webster ES- Clement Alexander
  • Roberts ES- Eneida Padro Colon
  • Truett ES- Terre Evans
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HIGHER EDUCATION: ANALYTIC GEOMETRY & CALCULUS

Enjoy this free online course from the University of California at Berkeley.


Analytic Geometry and Calculus - Thomas Scanlon, UC Berkeley

https://youtu.be/BBUmX_btaKM

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Substitute Tips to Fine Tune

You’ve signed up to be a substitute teacher, and now you are doubting you made the right decision. Now you are wondering and find yourself asking questions. Will you ever get to teach something in my degree area? Will you ever understand this new math? Will today be the day that the teacher will leave lesson plans to follow? Will this school be as bad as they say it could be? But the number one question in your mind is will I be able to survive the day? The answer is yes to all your wonderings. However, we do not hold the key to the order or dictation of the experience. Here are a couple of tips that can help fine tune your experience.


Be Prepared


  • The night before know where you are going, who you are replacing for the day, grade and subject matter you will be teaching.
  • Review your substitute handbook, Learning Standards for the grade and subject, also plan for no lesson plans.
  • Arrive at your assignment earlier than requested. This will allow time for you to walk into the building, find the front office, and possibly ask questions in regards to the expectations for the day.
  • Be alert and aware at all times. You cannot properly monitor sitting behind the desk, talking or texting on your cell phone, or with your back toward students while on the computer.
  • Use professional ethics – your private and personal business stays outside the school building.


Be Flexible


  • Be prepared just in case the assignment changes. (ex. You thought you were teaching 3rd grade math. Now they will like for you to teach Kindergarten.
  • Be ready for if the school decides to have a safety drill. This may be a fire drill, tornado drill, evacuation, or school lockdown.
  • Be willing to carry the lesson out or extend the lesson. You may have to create a quick game, do readers theater, or even just work through the lesson together as a class.
  • Take accurate notes about any incidents or discipline problems that may occur.
  • Remember, as a substitute you are the adult in the classroom.

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