The Westbrook Certification Committee oversees teacher certification. As an agent of the Maine Department of Education, the Committee works with teachers as they complete the requirements for initial certification and renewal. The Committee consists of representatives from every building and meets monthly.
Committee Members are:
Cassandra Beesley (Canal School) Co-Chair
Andrea Elder-Bruns (Congin School) Co-Chair
Katie Hasson (Saccarappa)
Tauyna James (WMS)
Sandy Robinson (WMS)
Margaret Hewes (WHS)
Valentine Raytcheva (WHS)
Brenda Dolloff (WRVC)
All teachers are required to be certified for the position to which they are hired. The typical pathway involves an initial certification that leads to continuing certification. Provisional Certificates are given for initial certification. They are valid for two years. During these years, mentors are provided to support the teacher and recommend continuing certification. These are Professional Certificates which are valid for 5 years. 90 credit hours, documented through a combination of coursework and professional development credits are required for renewals of Professional Certificates. Occasionally, teachers moving to Maine from another state or teachers moving to new types of positions need to request Conditional, Transitional, or Targeted Needs Certificates. The committee oversees the development of these certificates as well.
ALL TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THEIR CURRENT CERTIFICATION AT CENTRAL OFFICE. HARD COPIES OF CERTIFICATES MUST BE SENT TO SHARON BERNIER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30 OF THE CERTIFICATE'S FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE.
Information from the Maine Department of Education Certification Office can be found HERE.
Central Cumberland County Administrators Consortium manages certification for all school administrators The committee meets second Thursday morning of the month at Windham Library. Westbrook's representative on the committee is Sandy Peabody. her may be reached at WRVC. Roger Marchand is the chair. It is the responsibility of every administrator to maintain current certification.
ALL ADMINISTRATORS ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THEIR CURRENT CERTIFICATION AT CENTRAL OFFICE. HARD COPIES OF CERTIFICATES MUST BE SENT TO SHARON BERNIER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30 OF THE CERTIFICATE'S FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE.
Information from the Maine Dept. of Education Certification Office can be found HERE.
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